Having left Manchester United almost one decade ago, it is not surprising that international football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to say goodbye to his home in the affluent English village of Alderley Edge, only 15 miles far from his former playing ground at Old Trafford.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who is currently playing forward for Italian club Juventus, listed the three-story brick, five-bedroom house on Monday, Aug 26th for £3.25 million (about US$4.1 million), according to listing records.
The Portuguese football player is also set to take a £600,000 loss if it is sold for that asking price. The 33-year-old international star purchased the house for £3.895 million over one decade ago, according to a title document that was filed with the Land Registry in 2007.
The house’s images reveal Cristiano Ronaldo’s surprisingly Gothic taste in furnishings. The decor that is left in the house is almost black, including a black shag and cowhide rugs, sheer black curtains, and a plush charcoal-gray couch.
Otherwise, the house has fairly traditional finishes, including hardwood floors, light stone-tile, and tall windows.
There is also a slew of luxurious amenities such as a pool, a steam room, spacious white-and-black lacquer kitchen (the team colors of Juventus), a gym, and cinema room, according to images of the house, listing with local real estate agency Benson Bunch.
In total, there are three en-suite bedrooms, including a large master suite with two adjoining bathrooms along with a walk-in closet.
This is the second time the Portuguese football star has marketed his former home in England. According to an old listing for the home, the property of the footballer first hit the market in 2013 for £3.75 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who left Manchester United in 2009, could not be reached for comment.