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Cristiano Ronaldo slashes Trump Tower condo ask by $10.75M after backlash

Cristiano Ronaldo is willing to take a massive $10.75 million loss on his New York City Trump Tower condo following backlash, The Post can report. 

The Portuguese soccer star, 36, first purchased the three-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom unit at 721 Fifth Avenue in 2015 for a whopping $18.5 million — before Donald Trump was elected president of the United States.

But fans’ calls to have the Juventus footballer sell the residence have apparently hit him. 

Ronaldo first listed the 2,510-square-foot abode in 2019 for less than half of what he bought it for, at $9 million. But without any offers and amid a looming pandemic, the athlete has been forced to slash the price even further. 

On May 19, property records reveal that the home is now on the market for only $7.75 million. 

His reps have not returned The Post’s request for comment. 

While this poses a significant loss for Ronaldo, he is probably not sweating it too much. In 2020, he became the first active team-sport athlete to surpass $1 billion in career earnings, according to Forbes. 

His four-year contract with Juventus alone is worth an average of $64 million a year and expires in 2022.

The residence is also known to be the inspiration for “50 Shades’’ novel author E.L. James, who used the interior as a model for the notorious bondage bachelor pad of her fictional sexual sadist character, Christian Grey, sources previously told The Post. 

A view of the lobby.
A view of the lobby.
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The foyer leads to the gallery.
The foyer.
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The foyer.
The gallery.
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The library.
The library.
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The breakfast room.
The breakfast room.
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The residence boasts panoramic views of Central Park.
The residence boasts panoramic views of Central Park.
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Upon entry, the foyer is made up of black and white limestone designer floors and leads to the art gallery and living room, which is designed with an arched ceiling and two entrances that lead to the eat-in kitchen. Mostly made up of burnished koa wood-paneling, the living spaces are enhanced with 18th-century parquet de Versaille floors, according to the listing. It also boasts panoramic views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. 

The main bedroom has an en suite marble bath, a separate shower and an expansive dressing room. 

The main living space.
The main living space.
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A formal living area.
A formal living area.
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An office.
An office.
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A butler's pantry.
A butler’s pantry.
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A bedroom.
A bedroom.
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One of 3.5 bathrooms.
One of the home’s 3.5 bathrooms.
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The fitness room.
The fitness room.
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Amenities of the building include a private entrance, fitness room, 24-hour concierge with round-the-clock security and a private restaurant. 

Rumors have intensified in the past few years that Ronaldo could be joining his former teams of Real Madrid or Manchester United once his contract is up. 

He is currently the most-followed celebrity on Instagram with 298 million followers.

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