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Cristiano Ronaldo has bought a luxury apartment in New York for a staggering $18.5million (£11.8million).

The Real Madrid star – ranked by Forbes as the highest-paid team athlete in the world – has purchased a 2,509 sq ft loft in Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue, the New York Post has reported.

The exclusive apartment, which reportedly inspired the setting of the novel ’50 Shades of Grey’, belonged to Alessandro Proto, an Italian real-estate tycoon and business partner of owner and Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

Read more at The NYPost