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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘Leaving Manchester United With £32 Million Deal’

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Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly leave Manchester United with a £32 million deal.

The Portugal forward, 37, is said to be walking away from the club with the fortune as he has been with them for more than a year.

According to the Daily Mail, the package means his goals are set to cost Manchester United £1.2 million each.

Ronaldo notched up 27 goals in his year-and-a-half with United.

In a 67-word statement on their website on Tuesday afternoon, the club announced they were parting ways with the player after he launched an attack on them in an interview with Piers Morgan.

It later emerged United’s owners may be ready to sell the club in a sensational deal worth more than £5 billion.

United said they are “commencing a process to explore strategic alternatives for the club” to “enhance the club’s future growth”.

The Daily Mail reported on Tuesday night it is understood investment bankers have been instructed to advise on the process, which may involve funding or a strategic partnership.

The owners have been under pressure from fans to end their 17-year control over United after the leveraged £790 million buy-out in 2005 which left the club mired in debt.

Cristiano had his £500,000-a-week contract ended with “immediate effect”, with United saying at 5.30pm on Tuesday: “Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.

“The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future.

“Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch.”

He released his own statement following the news, writing: “Following conversations with Manchester United, we have mutually agreed to end our contract early.

“I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change. However, it feels like the right time for me to seek a new challenge.

“I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future.”

The announcement comes less than two days before the player kicks off Portugal’s World Cup finals campaign against Ghana.

During his 90-minute interview with Piers, Cristiano said he had no respect for manager Erik, claimed the club betrayed him and they did not believe him over his baby daughter’s ill health over the summer.

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‘As Is Was’ By Harry Styles Is The Most Streamed Song Of 2022

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Harry Styles’ hit ‘As It Was’ has been named Spotify’s most streamed song of 2022.

The former One Direction star finds himself at the top of the streaming platform’s rankings for listeners around the world, with his huge hit hitting close to 1.6 billion global streams.

Spotify has unveiled its 2022 Wrapped campaign, and revealed its own stats for the top artists, songs, albums and podcasts.

As well as topping the songs list, Harry found himself seventh in the rankings for top artists globally, with Bad Bunny ruling the roost for a record breaking the third year in a row with more than 18 billion streams.

Bad Bunny’s album ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ tops the albums list just ahead of ‘Harry’s House’, while the former has three tracks in the songs list.

Meanwhile, ‘Anti-Hero’ hitmaker Taylor Swift is in second place for the global artist list, while she’s topping the charts for listeners in the UK.

Her new album ‘Midnights’ – which dropped last month – helped propel her to 805 million streams in the UK alone, with Drake, Ed Sheeran, Harry and Kanye West making up the rest of the UK’s top 5 artists.

Globally, Bad Bunny and Taylor are followed by Drake, The Weekend BTS, with Ed Sheeran and Harry just missing out in sixth and seventh place.

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Squid Game Actor O Yeong-su To Stand Trial On Sexual Misconduct Charges

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‘Squid Game’ actor O Yeong-su will stand trial in February on indecent assault charges.

The award-winning screen veteran, 78, was indicted late in November on an allegation of sexual misconduct in Korea after he allegedly touched a woman inappropriately.

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She filed a complaint against him in December 2021 but the case was closed in April with no charges filed against Yeong-su, according to Yonhap news agency.

But the prosecutor’s office in Suwon reopened it and investigated the allegations, which Yeong-su has always denied.

The trial of the Golden Globe winner has now been set for February at the district court in the South Korean city of Seongnam, it emerged on Thursday. (01.12.22)

Specific details about the case could not be confirmed at this stage, Kim Myeong-un, an official in the district prosecutors’ office said according to Sky News.

Best known for his role as Oh Il-name in Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’, Yeong-su was released without detention after initially being accused of inappropriately touching a woman’s body in 2017.

The actor last year told the local Yonhap media agency he had “held hands” with the woman “to show the way around a lake”.

He apologised to the alleged victim, but insisted he had done so because the woman claimed she “wouldn’t make a fuss about it”.

Yeong-su also said an apology “doesn’t mean that I admit the charges”.

He won South Korea’s first Golden Globe award in January for his role in ‘Squid Game’, which saw poverty-hit contestants play childhood games with fatal consequences in a bid to win 45.6 billion won.

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Kanye West To Pay Ex-Wife Kim Kardashian $200,000 In Child Support

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Kanye West has been ordered to pay Kim Kardashian $200,000 per month in child support in a divorce settlement.

The former rapper and reality TV star will share joint custody of their four children. Kardashian filed for divorce in 2021, after eight years with West, who has legally changed his name to Ye.

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Both parties were declared legally single in March, with Kardashian also dropping “West” from her last name.

Issues around the division of property and custody of their children were resolved in court documents filed on Tuesday. The two parties should consult with each other on major decisions about their children’s welfare, the documents state. Expenses for the children’s security, school and college will be shared.

In addition, Ye is expected to pay $200,000 a month in child support – which the New York Post reported is because the children will spend the majority of their time with Kardashian.

The couple have four children: North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3.

In several statements submitted earlier, Kardashian, 42, had said she “very much” wanted the marriage to be ended, adding that this would “help Kanye to accept” that the relationship was over.

Ye, 45, had previously fought against the separation.

It comes after several companies cut ties with Ye over controversies including anti-Semitic comments. He has faced controversy in recent months, and has been dropped by several brands, including Adidas, Gap and Balenciaga.

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