Al Nassr has apparently booked a medical for Cristiano Ronaldo, and club president Marcelo Salazar has acknowledged that the team is in talks to sign him in a massive deal.
The 37-year-old and the club have a lot to talk about, and Salazar called it “a discussion of immense scale.”
Ronaldo allegedly has a £173 million annual offer on the table, but he has not yet made up his mind about joining the team according to reports.
According to CBS Sports, Al-Nassr seems certain that the transfer will take place and has already scheduled a medical exam for Ronaldo and lodging for his representatives.
They assert that the club is hopeful that a deal will be completed in time for the start of the January transfer window.
Reports also claimed that the legalities have been completed, and Ronaldo will play a significant role in the management of Al-Nassr and Saudi Arabia’s probable World Cup bid in 2030.
Club president Salazar told Flashscore that it was not impossible that a deal could be reached: “I’m not allowed to say yes or no.”
“Let’s wait and see how things unfold until the end of the year.”
“As you can see, this is a negotiation of enormous magnitude, not only for the club, but for the country and for world football, and which has to be conducted by higher authorities.”
“What I can say is that Ronaldo is one of the best in football history.”
“He has always been an example for me as an athlete, for the will he shows to win. And then, as a Portuguese citizen, I was always rooting for him.”
Following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo’s contract at Manchester United was terminated, and he is currently without a club.
Although CR7 has been strongly connected to a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia, his detractors argue that the country’s football is not good enough for him to consider moving there.
Salazar discussed how people view the Saudi Pro League, saying: “Criticising something you ignore is very easy.”
“I’ve been here for five years and all the players I’ve spoken to were very positively surprised when they arrived here, especially because of the level of the league.”
“Living in Riyadh and with the families it has been a pleasant surprise for the players, with the schools and everything we have here.”
Al-Nassr are presently league leaders, but they haven’t won the championship since the 2018–19 campaign.
A football team from Saudi Arabia, Al Nassr Football Club is situated in Riyadh.
The club, founded in 1955, holds its home games at Mrsool Park. Yellow and blue are the colors of their home.
One of Saudi Arabia’s most prosperous clubs, Al Nassr has won an estimated 27 titles across all levels of football.
The team has won nine Premier League championships at the domestic level, along with six King’s Cups, three Crown Prince’s Cups, three Federation Cups, and two Saudi Super Cups.
At the international level, they have won two GCC Champions Leagues and achieved the remarkable accomplishment of winning both the Asian Cup Winners’ Cup and the Asian Super Cup in 1998, completing a historic Asian double.