May 5, 2009 3:08:41 pm
Football ace striker Cristiano Ronaldo is buying a red double-decker bus to impress his nieces and nephews. The Manchester United winger marvels at the London buses when hes with his team in the capital. And driving a slow bus might be just the job for him,The Daily Star reports.
Ronaldo wants to convert a bus into a play palace for his nieces and nephews when they visit. He plans to drive them around the countryside near his home. The 120,000 pounds-a-week player will keep it in the back garden of his four million pound mansion.
Ronaldo revealed his plan to a Portuguese newspaper,saying: For me the sight of the red London buses is what my first thoughts of England were. My nieces and nephews would love to play on one,so Im going to buy one for them, he added.
Pals say Ronaldo,24,is looking to splash out around 10,000 pounds and perhaps more to kit it out. His neighbours in Alderley Edge,Cheshire,joked it would be just like 70s TV comedy On The Buses,starring Reg Varney.
Weve heard Cristiano wants to buy a bus,which will be a first for this area. Weve been joking that hell be able to give us a lift to the shops,but I doubt hell drive it much, said one local.