Despite his regular on-field arrogance, Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is widely regarded as a very generous character in the footballing community off the pitch.

The Portuguese forward is aware that many idolise him and in true gentleman fashion, he sent a signed shirt to Jamie Vardy’s step son who is said to be a huge fan of the prolific goal scorer.

The Leicester man’s wife, Rebekah, uploaded the photo to Instagram with her chuffed son, Taylor, holding the jersey signed by the Ballon d’Or holder.

The shirt was personally addressed to the youngster by Ronaldo. The Los Blancos star has endured a fairly controversial summer so far with his future in Spain still undecided.

Ronaldo reportedly declared he wished to leave the club this summer following a lack of support in his tax fraud trial but in recent weeks, speculation of an exit has cooled.

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A return to Manchester United was spoken about but it seems unlikely that we will see the Portuguese forward come up against Vardy on English soil anytime soon.