Owner of Majorcan home hit by Cristiano Ronaldo’s Bugatti Veyron says he promised to pay for damage


Owner of Majorcan home hit by Cristiano Ronaldo’s Bugatti Veyron says the footballer has promised to pay for the damage – after he went to the star’s house to demand compensation

  • Cristiano Ronaldo’s Bugatti Veyron crashed into a house in Majorca yesterday
  • The £1.7million car is believed to have been driven by one of his bodyguards
  • The homeowner revealed the footballer has promised to pay for the damage
  • The unnamed man said he feared his pet dog had been killed in the accident 

The owner of the Majorcan house hit by Cristiano Ronaldo‘s £1.7 million Bugatti Veyron says the footballer has pledged to pay for the damage.

The unnamed homeowner revealed he was promised compensation after turning up at the Man United striker’s rented mansion yesterday 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.

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly told a homeowner in Majorca that he will pay for the damage, after his £1.7million Bugatti Veyron crashed into his house

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly told a homeowner in Majorca that he will pay for the damage, after his £1.7million Bugatti Veyron crashed into his house

The homeowner is said to have approached Ronaldo's rented mansion  and demanded compensation after Ronaldo's 900-horsepower Bugatti crashed into his wall

The homeowner is said to have approached Ronaldo’s rented mansion  and demanded compensation after Ronaldo’s 900-horsepower Bugatti crashed into his wall

The Manchester Unites star had been seen driving around the Spanish island in his supercar earlier in the week

The Manchester Unites star had been seen driving around the Spanish island in his supercar earlier in the week

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

Cristiano was reportedly in another vehicle in a small convoy with his loved ones when his employee came off the road after they left their rented home for a day out and is said 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 owner of the house the sports car smashed into said of his trip to Ronaldo’s holiday home to find a solution to his problems: ‘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.’

Saying he would contact his insurance firm in the coming hours, he added: ‘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.

‘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 damaged Bugatti was later taken away on a tow-truck covered in a blue tarpaulin (pictured)

The damaged Bugatti was later taken away on a tow-truck covered in a blue tarpaulin (pictured)

Georgina Rodriguez posted a picture of where they are staying, the £10,000-a-night Manresa Castle

Georgina Rodriguez posted a picture of where they are staying, the £10,000-a-night Manresa Castle

Ronaldo sitting on the bonnet of his then shiny and new Bugatti Veyron, which was crashed on Monday

Ronaldo sitting on the bonnet of his then shiny and new Bugatti Veyron, which was crashed on Monday

It was not immediately clear how much Cristiano will have to shell out for the damage his employee caused.

Cristiano is thought to have been heading to his £5.5 million Azimut Grande superyacht, moored in Porto Adriano in the south-west of Majorca, when the smash happened.

Another Majorcan daily, Cronica Balear, said security staff left to look after the car while they waited for the police to arrive ‘had done everything possible to make sure curious locals who recognised the Bugatti as Cristiano’s tried to take photos.

The identity of the person at the wheel has not yet been revealed, but it is well-known Cristiano 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.

Portuguese celeb magazine Flash said the twins, part of a set of triplets, had been hired by Cristiano after they asked to go on unpaid leave from the PSP police to pursue other interests.

The third brother, named as Alexandre, is still understood to be working as a police officer.

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

Cristiano Ronaldo has since posted a picture to Instagram with his Portugal teammate Jose Semedo

Cristiano Ronaldo has since posted a picture to Instagram with his Portugal teammate Jose Semedo

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.

‘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 identity of the person at the wheel has not yet been revealed, but it is well-known Ronaldo is protected by twins Sergio and Jorge Ramalheiro

The identity of the person at the wheel has not yet been revealed, but it is well-known Ronaldo is protected by twins Sergio and Jorge Ramalheiro

Another insider added: ‘The accident happened on a minor road near Joan March Hospital.

‘The car appears to have come off the road and has hit a wall which forms part of the protection to a house with a gas canister deposit behind it.

‘An employee of Cristiano’s was apparently driving at the time and not the footballer himself.

‘Cristiano was not at the scene when officers arrived and nor was the person who officers were told had been driving the car at the time of the accident.’

The Bugatti’s whereabouts was not clear today although police 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 super yacht.

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 house for another three or four days.

Family affair: Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, gave a glimpse into his family life as he celebrated his son's 12th birthday in Majorca on Sunday

Family affair: Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, gave a glimpse into his family life as he celebrated his son’s 12th birthday in Majorca on Sunday

Rest and relaxation: The footballing legend has taken a rare break from training to enjoy some quality time with his family on holiday

Rest and relaxation: The footballing legend has taken a rare break from training to enjoy some quality time with his family on holiday

Family fun: She also offered a look at her seven-week-old daughter Bella as she cradled the newborn while sat alongside Cristiano Jr, 11, Eva and Matteo, five and Alana Martina, four

Family fun: She also offered a look at her seven-week-old daughter Bella as she cradled the newborn while sat alongside Cristiano Jr, 11, Eva and Matteo, five and Alana Martina, four

The villa where they are staying has its own gym, pool surrounded by palm trees, several jacuzzis, a beach volleyball court and a mini-football pitch.

It also reportedly has its own chapel and a rumoured ‘erotic room’ underneath – and is the same property the Man U frontman’s former teammate Sergio Ramos picked for a previous holiday with wife Pilar Rubio and their children.

The footballer and his family picked Majorca for their summer holiday last year before the striker announced he was returning to Old Trafford.

They stayed at a £10,000-a-night historic seafront mansion on the island built to defend the coast from attacks by the British.

The property was identified as Manresa Castle – Castell de Manresa in Catalan Spanish – after Cristiano posted pictures of him relaxing with Georgina at the start of July last year.

The sensational seven-bed property where he stayed dates from 1715 and was built to ward off the British who at the time controlled the island of Menorca.

This new break is the couple’s first since they announced the tragic death of Esmeralda’s twin brother on April 18.

They had announced last October they were expecting twins and Argentinian-born Georgina revealed she was carrying a boy and girl in a touching video featuring their daughter Alana Martina, four, and Cristiano’s three children, five-years-old twins Eva and Mateo and Cristiano Jr who has just turned 12.

Cristiano said in a heart-wrenching statement after the death of their child: ‘It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel.

‘Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.

‘We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all their expert care and support.

‘We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time.

‘Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.’

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