CRISTIANO Ronaldo’s neighbours have hit out at the football star over his “hospital-sized” eyesore mansion.
The construction of the £28million palace near Lisbon is reportedly wildly unpopular with local residents after its construction fell a year behind schedule.
A report from Look magazine stated that the football ace and his partner Georgina Rodriguez have infuriated their neighbours to-be by carrying out extensive work on the property – which was meant to be completed by July.
The construction on the mega-mansion has been ongoing for more than three years and is reportedly set to continue for another 12 months at least.
A video posted to Instagram last month by Portuguese socialite, Lili Canecas, showed that there was still a great deal of work to be done on the home – which locals are calling Pharaoh Ronaldo’s Pyramid.
The mansion resembled a construction site at the time, leaving nearby residents frustrated with the spoilt view.
One neighbour said: “They’ve been building for three years. The house is so big it looks like a hospital.
“My street has been closed for months, my garden is full of dust. My street has been closed for months, my garden full of dust. All because of Pharaoh Ronaldo’s “pyramid”.
According to the publication, the project was originally expected to cost £10million, before the price shot up to £17million and has now reached a whopping £28million.
But not only are neighbours furious about the allegedly shabby-looking mansion, they also reportedly have concerns surrounding their privacy.
“It is impossible to have privacy in that house. It’s too exposed. From any point of the ‘Quinta’ you can see his house, fully glazed,” said a neighbour.
“It is so high that you can see the gardens of many of us, it is surrounded by a golf course that you have tried to buy at all costs and it has not worked out”.
Ronaldo’s mansion is set to include a giant glass swimming pool with an underwater walkway.
The 38-year-old football legend also reportedly wants a master bedroom measuring 1,000 square feet as part of what is believed to be Portugal’s most expensive property development.
The Sun has approached Ronaldo’s representatives for comment.
The Portuguese star also owns a luxury villa in Turin, Italy from his time at Juventus, as well as a £4.8million mansion on a gated fortress estate called La Finca close to Madrid.
As well as that, Ronaldo boasts a seven-storey apartment block in Funchal on the island of his birth, Madeira.
The football legend’s former Cheshire home was also up for grabs for more than £5million in February.
The stunning pad, owned by the Portuguese sporting icon, is located in millionaire’s playground Alderley Edge and boasts a whopping seven bedrooms and six bathrooms.
It also features its own tennis court, pool and cinema room.
Listed for £5,500,000, the estate agent Jackson-Stops described the magnificent home as a “masterpiece in modern design set in 23 acres – an ultra stylish main residence with superb leisure suite, two bedroom guest barn and padel court”.