I'm worth 94 millions euros, insists Ronaldo

MADRID: Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo said on Saturday that the 94 million euros Real Madrid paid for him was a "fair price" and he is delighted to be the most expensive player in the world.

The former Manchester United player will put the finishing touches to his move on Monday night when he is officially unveiled as the Spanish giants' latest signing.

"I think it's a fair price," Ronaldo told sports daily Marca. "If Manchester and Real reached agreement on this figure there's nothing to add. The top footballers cost a lot and if you want them you have to pay. I'm happy to be the most expensive player in the world."

Real Madrid signed Ronaldo on a six-year deal worth 94 million euros where he is believed to be going to earn 13 million euros a year, becoming the world's highest-paid footballer.

The 2008 world player of the year will be presented on Monday at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium with an estimated 80,000 fans expected to attend.