UK businessman buys Ronaldo’’s number plate, willing to sell it for 150K pounds

January 20th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Jan.20 (ANI): A British businessman has said that he has snapped up Manchester United football star Cristiano Ronaldos ideal car number plate, and is keen to treble is earnings from it. Man Uniteds Portuguese ace actually made a bid for the registration CR7, which combines his initials and shirt number. But the deal collapsed. Property developer Russell Baldwin, 49, then stepped in to buy it for 50,000 pounds, reports The Sun. Ronaldo, 23, had planned to fit the plate on his 140,000-pound silver Bentley convertible, but Russell has now put it on a 1996 Ford Escort worth 300 pounds. Russel believes wealthy Man United fans would pay 150,000 pounds for the plate but hed rather sell it to the player. (ANI)

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