Following his contentious departure from Manchester United in November, Cristiano Ronaldo is close to making a hugely lucrative move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.
The possibility of luring Cristiano Ronaldo to Saudi Arabia is being kept quiet by Al-Nassr president Musli Al-Muammar.
The 37-year-bitter old’s departure from Manchester United in November has led to numerous rumors about him moving to the Middle East. Ronaldo departed the club amicably, the Red Devils rеvеaled following his furious interview with Piers Morgan in which he blasted the Glazers and Erik ten Hag.
15 months after the veteran forward’s August 2021 return from Juventus, United decided to part ways with him. Since leaving, Ronaldo’s options have been increasingly limited since Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have both said they will not sign him and there seem to be few elite European possibilities left.
Al-Nassr has reportedly scheduled a medical for Ronaldo ahead of what Mirror Football understands could be a contract worth more than £1 bιllιon, given the club’s commercial obligations as part of its bid to host the 2030 World Cup. This is one of the few offers Ronaldo has received since leaving Old Trafford.
When asked about a potential record-breaking transfer, such as the signing of Ronaldo, President Al-Muammar did not rеvеal anything.
After Al-2-2 Nassr’s match against rivals Al-Hilal, Al-Muammar said to reporters, “Ronaldo is not correct and most of what has been published and discussed in the media is a fraud.”
Already still, Al-Nassr is said to be confident that they can pull off the socking deal and has even made accommodations for Ronaldo and his advisors. Prior to the start of the January transfer season, the Saudi giants intend to make a statement about Ronaldo’s coming.
The legendary striker has been hailed by the current manager, Rudi Garcia, who said that he would relish the chance to work with him.
He said to AS two weeks ago that he couldn’t sаy anything about Cristiano because it would appear in the headlines as “Garcia: regarding Ronaldo.” “From what I can tell, it has been a soap opera and a very successful advertising vehicle for Al Nassr,” the speaker said.
Antero Henrique, the current director of the Qatar Stars League and a former transfer manager for Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, is also believed to be interested in signing Ronaldo. Henrique reportedly contacted Ronaldo about a potential transfer to the gulf country after Portugal was eliminated from the World Cup earlier this month.
During the summer, Todd Boehly made inquiries about Cristiano Ronaldo, but Thomas Tuchel, the former Chelsea manager, objected to the action. According to rumors, the Blues have no interest in bringing Ronaldo to Stamford Bridge next month.
Cristiano Ronaldo is scheduled for an Al-Nassr examination
According to rumors, Cristiano Ronaldo would visit the Saudi Arabian team Al-Nassr for a medical checkup.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been a free agent since splitting with Manchester United in late November, midway through his second spell with the team.
According to CBS Sports, Al-Nassr has scheduled Ronaldo for a medical exam following his unsuccessful attempt to arrange a transfer to a well-known European team.
In addition, it is claimed that the “general conditions” of Ronaldo’s contract have already been settled upon. It is expected that in addition to the 830,000 pounds per week that he is paid, he will also make a sizeable profit from image rights agreements.
Despite the fаct that Portugal reached to the World Cup quarterfinals, the 37-year-old didn’t have a big impact on the competition. Despite the fаct that he scored in the opening match against Ghana and started in all three of Portugal’s group stage contests, this was the case.
After that, Ronaldo was not even given a starting spot for his team’s knockout matches, and they ultimately lost to Morocco in the quarterfinals by a score of 1-0. The entire game he was on the sidelines.