A supercar belonging to Portuguese football great Cristiano Ronaldo – valued at £1.8 million – crashed into a house in Mallorca on Monday, according to reports in Spain. The Manchester United striker is on holiday with his family on the island and is said to have shipped the car to Mallorca.
He is set to return to the UK later this month ahead of the start of Manchester United’s pre-season. According to El Periodico Mediterraneo, the Bugatti Veyron was being driven by an employee of the Portuguese superstar when it crashed into the entrance of a house Monday morning.
The driver of the vehicle was not seriously injured, but there was extensive damage to the front of the vehicle.
Ronaldo is one of the richest athletes in the world and is known for his many luxury cars. The car that crashed was reportedly one of two the Portuguese captain had shipped to the island for the holiday.
The front of the Bugatti is said to have been vandalized and investigators have revealed that no other vehicle was involved.
In addition to the local police who were employed by Bunyola’s town hall, officers from the Guardia Civil also arrived on the scene.
Ronaldo will join a new manager once he returns to Manchester with the club that hire Erik Ten Haag to the post after a mediocre performance last season. While there were doubts about the pair’s ability to work together, both Ten Haag and Ronaldo have expressed their enthusiasm for getting started.
“What I know about him is that he has done a fantastic job for Ajax, that he is an experienced coach,” Ronaldo told the club’s website last month. “But we have to give him time. We are happy and excited, not only as players, but also as supporters. I wish him the best and let’s believe that we will win trophies next year.”