Manchester United has been in the news recently, all thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese star did a tell-all interview with Piers Morgan that rocked the boat and sent alarm bells ringing at Old Trafford. In the interview, Ronaldo made several revelations that didn’t go down well with many people, including the management and fans of the club.
Manchester United felt they had to do something, and they responded. Their line of action was to find a way to cut ties with Ronaldo. In the end, Man United reached an agreement with Ronaldo, and both parties agreed to mutually part ways. Perhaps it is what Ronaldo always wanted – to leave Old Trafford.
During the summer, Cristiano Ronaldo informed the management of Manchester United that he wanted to leave the club, but somehow they convinced the Portuguese superstar to stay. Several incidents during the season convinced Ronaldo he was better off leaving the club. After his tell-all interview and the parting of ways, the question now is – where is Ronaldo’s next port of call?
A mammoth offer arrives for Cristiano Ronaldo
While Ronaldo is trying to propel Portugal to their first-ever World Cup conquest, the question of his next port of call continues to linger. Insinuations suggest that Ronaldo wants to remain in Europe and play at the top. Many doubt his ability to play elite football due to his advanced age, but the Portugal legend remains adamant.
With a dark cloud hovering over his future, an offer has arrived for the multiple-time Champions League winner. Recent reports suggest that Ronaldo has received a mega-money transfer offer from the Saudi outfit Al-Nassr. The former Real Madrid star wants to focus on the World Cup and think only of his future after the tournament.
According to CBS, Saudi club Al-Nassr has approached Ronaldo with a three-year deal. The belief is that his representative Jorge Mendes received the offer. Al-Nasr hopes that Ronaldo will be amenable to venturing outside Europe. They have tabled a deal of $75 million (£62 million) a year. It means Ronaldo would earn over £186 million in three years.
What does the future hold for Ronaldo?
What will Ronaldo do? Will the Portugal international accept the Saudi offer or linger for an offer from a top European club? Reports suggest there was contact between Al-Nassr and the striker’s representatives in the summer after he submitted a transfer request. It seems the only offer on the table is from the Saudi club.
According to reports, the clubs interested in getting his signature were Napoli, Chelsea, Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich. There seems to be another massive offer for Ronaldo from an unnamed Saudi club, but it is unclear if it is the same bid by Al-Nasr.
So far, no European club has made a bid for Ronaldo. The Portuguese star is a free agent for the first time in his career.