Cristiano Ronaldo 'offers to pay for home damage caused by £1.7m Bugatti crash' as owner feared his DOG had been killed | The Sun

CRISTIANO RONALDO has promised to pay the owner of the Majorcan house his £1.7 million Bugatti crashed into for the damages.

The unnamed homeowner revealed he was promised compensation after turning up at the Manchester United legend’s rented mansion on Tuesday to try to speak to him.

He also revealed he feared his pet dog had been killed in the accident just before midday on Monday and said it had been left “shaking with fear” by the smash.

Police have confirmed an employee of Ronaldo’s, thought to have been one of his bodyguards, was driving the sports car when it came off the road and smashed into a stone wall protecting the house.

The accident happened on a minor road near Joan March Hospital in the municipality of Bunyola, close to the luxury rural property with its own football pitch and beach volleyball court Cristiano has rented for a family holiday.

The Bugatti was one of two cars the 37-year-old dad-of-five had ferried over to Majorca for his sunshine break.


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Cristiano was reportedly in another vehicle in a small convoy with his loved ones travelling to his £5.5m Azimut Grande superyacht in Porto Adriano when his employee came off the road. 

The former Real Madrid and Juventus striker is believed to have ordered other staff to remain at the scene while they continued their journey.

The badly-damaged Bugatti was later driven away on a tow-truck under a blue tarpaulin.

Speaking to respected island newspaper Ultima Hora, the home owner explained what happened when he visited international football’s record goalscorer’s holiday home.

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He said: “I had to wait for a while for the door to be opened but I was met by a very polite man and woman.

“On behalf of Ronaldo they promised to pay all the damage the Bugatti had caused. They told me to get everything fixed and keep the invoices.

“My water meter was ripped out in the accident and since then I haven’t been able to live normally in my own house. The door flew off its hinges and two concrete columns were knocked down.”

He added: “I was working when the police told me about the accident and the first thing I thought was that my dog had been killed because it is always behind the door.

“When I entered the property I saw him shaking with fear a fair distance from the entrance.”

The identity of the person at the wheel has not yet been revealed, but it is well-known Ronaldo and his family are protected in Cheshire by Portuguese twins who served as soldiers with an elite special forces unit in Afghanistan.

The strongmen have been named as Sergio and Jorge Ramalheiro, who went on to become part of a Portuguese close protection unit tasked with watching over the likes of politicians and judges after serving in Afghanistan.

Spanish police have confirmed they had no information to suggest Cristiano had been in the car at the time.

One well-placed source said: “The car smashed into a wall but there was only material damage with no-one injured and the driver accepted full responsibility for what happened.


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“The information about who was behind the wheel and what occurred is registered on a police database and is there for a court or officers to access if any further investigations need to be conducted.

“But it is more a case of the information needing to be registered so the owner of the property that was damaged can put in a compensation claim and use the police report as a back-up in case there is any dispute down the line about how the damage was done.”

The Bugatti’s whereabouts is still not clear although cops said its owner or aides would have been responsible for arranging the tow-track that took the vehicle away.

The only emergency responders who attended are understood to have been police. Sources said neither firefighters or paramedics were mobilised.

Cristiano jetted to Majorca with his five children and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez on June 14.

They are renting a luxury home at the foot of the Tramuntana Mountains and enjoying days out on Cristiano’s superyacht.

It is the first time Cristiano and Georgina have holidayed with their daughter Esmeralda, whose twin brother died during childbirth in mid-April.

They are expected to stay at the villa, which has its own gym, a pool surrounded by palm trees, several jacuzzis, a beach volleyball court and a mini-football pitch, for another three or four days.

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