How much??

We all know footballers, especially top level international footballers in the big leagues, are a bunch of overpaid prima donnas who would rather spend the debt of a small nation in a tacky Essex nightclub than give their all for the shirt, like in the old days. That George Best eh? What a pro.

Anyway, underlining the fact that big-time footballers have a ridiculous amount of disposable income is Cristiano Ronaldo, who has spent a whopping £10million paying off the mother of his new son for full custody, in the hope of keeping her identity a secret forever. Good luck with that. ‘He paid nearly a year's wages but it's more than worth it,’ said a source to The Sun. ‘He's called it the most expensive day of his life, but at least he has sole custody.’

Given that we will apparently never know who she is, rumours are flying around the place, with the strangest one being that she was an American surrogate mum – and that the pregnancy was deliberate. But why would he pay her off if that was the case? No, our money is it being some sort of party girl who Ronaldo doesn’t want to be the mother of his child. That kid’s gonna be really messed up, isn’t he?

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