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Rapper Lil Wayne starts sports management, first client - Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo Goal

Rap star Lil Wayne is reportedly planning to make Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo his first major client of a new sports management venture.

'Weezy', whose real name is D'wayne Carter, is planning the venture alongside Portuguese company PolarisSports, which is said to be affiliated with the CAA agency and GestiFute, the latter of which is run by Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes.

According to TMZ, the hip hop heavyweight, whose hits include Lollipop and A Milli, will look to bring the former Manchester United star into his company, which has yet to have a name announced.

It is believed that the venture will specifically handle Ronaldo's affairs in the United States, with branding, endorsement deals and modelling currently being discussed.

Ronaldo, for his part, seems to be more than on board with the plans, and tweeted his appreciation for Lil Wayne's YMCMB label on Thursday.

 

Ronaldo ended what had been a fine season in disappointing fashion at the World Cup as Portugal were sent packing from the group stages.

Just weeks after winning the Champions League with Real Madrid, the hopes of the Portuguese largely rested on the shoulders of Ronaldo as they headed into Brazil, but they were beaten 4-0 by eventual winners Germany in their opening game.

Paulo Bento's side then played out a 2-2 draw with the United States before Ronaldo finally got on the scoresheet with the winning goal in a 2-1 win against Ghana - although the victory in vain as Germany and the US progressed.

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