Aon is broker and Allianz lead insurer

Manchester airport is making a claim for property damage, believed to be worth £20,000, after a car crash involving footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in a tunnel on 8 January.

The airport said its broker, Aon, was processing the claim and revealed that Allianz was the lead insurer for damage to the tunnel, which runs beneath the airport’s runways.

The Manchester United and Portugal winger wrote off his £200,000 Ferrari when it bounced off the walls of the tunnel and hit a metal handrail that guarded an emergency exit. Ronaldo, Fifa’s world player of the year, walked away unhurt.

The insurer representing him is unknown.

Aon and Allianz declined to comment.