What awaits Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia?

Cristiano Ronaldo is pondering his future after being terminated by Manchester United…

The Portuguese superstar had to leave Old Trafford after his interview with Piers Morgan caused a stir.

Currently, there are many reports that Ronaldo will move to Saudi Arabia to play for Al Nassr. The West Asian team is said to send CR7 an offer of 173 million pounds/year. The deal will last seven years – two and a half years as a player, then take on the role of ambassador.

Family is always a top priority for Ronaldo. Photo: Instagram

The most important thing for Ronaldo when choosing a new destination is happiness. He will have to consider the life of his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and their children when moving to Saudi Arabia.

Financially, Ronaldo’s estimated fortune of about $500 million will increase significantly. And it’s not sᴜrprising if CR7 will have a life like “King”, with a villa in a complex for foreigners, away from the prying eyes of public opinion.

Al Nassr is based in Riyadh – the capital of Saudi Arabia, where temperatures can exceed 50 degrees and sandstorms are frequent. This place used to be a large desert, but is now an urban area with skyscrapers.

Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia – Mohammed bin Salman, is in the process of modernizing Riyadh. Photo: AFP

The rejuvenation of the city is the brainchild of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with the desire to modernize the country. Currently, they are taking on different cultures.

Ronaldo and his family can settle down in Al Muhammadiyah – which has great nightlife, including the best restaurants in town. Or Al Nakheel, an area with many of the best international schools. In terms of location, both venues are close to Al Nassr’s 25,000-seat stadium.

Riyadh is a bustling metropolis. Photo: AFP

Ronaldo’s biggest disappointment at Man United is his ability to compete for titles. With Al Nassr, they are one of the most famous clubs in Saudi Arabia, founded in 1955.

In the international arena, Al Nassr has yet to make a significant mark. However, they have players familiar with the Premier League audience.

Goalkeeper David Ospina, who has 5 years at Arsenal, plays for Al Nassr. In midfield is Luiz Gustavo, the favorite student of coach Luis Felipe Scolari at the 2014 World Cup.

Al Nassr was founded in 1955. Photo: AFP

On the attɑck, Ronaldo can pair with Vincent Aboubakar, the Cameroon player who has just played in the 2022 World Cup. Aboubakar is the one who scored the decisive goal to help the African representative beɑt Brazil in the last match of the group stage.

Al Nassr is led by experienced coach Rudi Garcia. The French strategist has led AS Roma, Marseille, Lyon, Lille and achieved some success.

Previously, the West Asian club was led by Fabio Cannavaro, while former Colombian goalkeeper Rene Higuita was also on their payroll.

Al Nassr has 9 national championships, the most recent being 2019. Al Nassr’s facilities are not inferior to any club in the country. In the framework of the Spanish Super Cup earlier this year, both Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao used Al Nassr’s pitch.

Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao used Al Nassr’s facilities ahead of the Spanish Super Cup final earlier this year. Photo: AFP

Currently, Al Nassr is the champion candidate of the Saudi Pro League with the leading position. Coach Rudi Garcia is helping the club stay on track.

Everything is ready, just waiting for Ronaldo’s nod…

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