Report: Lil Wayne to join sports management, represent Ronaldo

By Brian Stubits | CBSSports.com

Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or for 2013. (Getty Images)
Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d'Or for 2013. (Getty Images)

First it was Jay-Z and now rapper Lil Wayne is interested in getting into the sports management business and his first client is going to be a mega star.

According to TMZ, Lil Wayne is starting his own company and will bring on Portuguese and Real Madrid soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo as his client. It's a big fish to reel in for a first-time sports manager -- probably the biggest in the world -- but Ronaldo and Lil Wayne are friends, making the connection an easy one to make.

More from TMZ on the arrangement:

We're told Weezy's company will be working with PolarisSports -- which is affiliated with the CAA agency and GestiFute -- through which Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes operates.

Our sources tell us Wayne's company will handle Ronaldo's sports management affairs in the United States -- everything from branding to marketing and endorsement deals. Even modeling.

That would explain a bit more why Ronaldo tweeted out this picture of he and a Japanese television station crew making the YMCMB (Young Money Cash Money Billionaires).

Get ready to see more of Ronaldo in the States, and soccer. A connection between Ronaldo and Lil Wayne will only help give the sport a bigger spot on the American radar.

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