Cristiano Ronaldo’s career will soon look like an Arab sunset.
Reportedly, Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr club the best bid ever to sign a superstar, is now a free agent after Manchester United terminated his contract. According to Spanish publication Marca, the deal is worth about $210 million per season over two years. But other reports, including the BBC, Sky Sports and Italian insider Fabrizio Romano, say the offer has only just been received and make him the main contender.
37 years old and has Burned his bridges at Manchester United, Ronaldo’s time in Europe’s elite competitions seems to be over. He tried to campaign for a move to a club playing in the Champions League this summer, but failed to do so.
With a big salary and a questionable attitude to follow Criticizing Manchester United and coach Eric ten Haag Speaking to Piers Morgan last month, Ronaldo’s value appears to be limited to being a marketing tool.
And for the Saudis, it would be exactly that. According to Sky, the country wants to make him a sports ambassador there.
According to the BBC, Ronaldo will not make a decision with Portugal until the end of the World Cup.
Portugal’s 16th round match against Switzerland will be held in Qatar on Tuesday.