Cristiano Ronaldo’s £1.8million Bugatti Veyron was sent away on a tow-truck under blue tarpaulin after his bodyguard crashed the supercar into a wall in Majorca.
The Manchester United superstar is enjoying a family holiday on the Spanish island, getting some well-deserved rest after a relentless first season back in English football. Despite now being 37, the Portuguese icon still amassed 39 appearances for his club side, before turning out for the national side in this summer’s batch of Nations League encounters.
And ahead of his first pre-season with new United boss Erik ten Hag, Ronaldo opted to fly his young family out to Majorca for a stay in a private villa. But his trip took a turn on Monday, when his prized supercar was involved in a crash on the family’s way to a day out.
It is understood that Ronaldo wasn’t behind the wheel when the incident took place, with the dad of five with his children, and partner Georgina Rodriguez. Instead, one of Ronaldo’s two bodyguards are believed to have been driving when the car came off the wheel and smashed into a stone wall.
The report adds that the member of Ronaldo’s security detail quickly got out of the car to continue the journey, leaving other staff employed by the United icon to greet local police. Responding to the incident, Spanish police have confirmed they had no information to suggest Ronaldo was the individual driving.
A source said of the incident: “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.”
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 Cristiano. He was definitely not at the scene when officers arrived.”