Cristiano Ronaldo has cleared the air on his future as the Portuguese insisted he is not leaving Al Nassr this summer and explained how he thinks the league can improve.
The five times Ballon d’Or winner has renounced that he wants to return to Europe after a disappointing beginning to his career in the Middle East side.
Cristiano Ronaldo transferred to Al-Nassr on a free transfer in January after he ended his contract at Manchester United by mutual consent following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
The all-time international leading goal scorer put pen to paper with Al Nassr on a lucrative two and a half years deal that will run through the summer of 2024.
The five times UEFA Champions League winner reportedly earned an agreement to extend his contract with the Saudi Arabian Pro League side until the summer of 2025.
However, several rumors suggested that Ronaldo will depart from the Saudi Arabia side and join Newcastle United or Bayern Munich but he has denied the report, claiming that he wants to continue with the club.
Speaking to reporters within the week, Ronaldo said: “I am happy and I want to continue and I will continue here. Next season the team will be better. We have improved in the last 5 or 6 months, and I am confident that we will win titles soon”.
“Life goes very well, the league is good. The big players are all welcome. If this happens, the league will improve”.
He added: “Next year I am very optimistic and confident that things will change and we will go in the best way, so we have to believe in it, all together and work for it”.
The striker who once played for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus signed a two-and-a-half-year contract in January and is reported to be worth over 400 million euros.
He said he didn’t expect several aspects of Saudi traditions, such as training sessions held late at night during the holy month of Ramadan.
Since joining Al Nassr, the 38 years old has seen the back of the net 14 times in 16 appearances in the Saudi Pro League, but his club could not defeat Al-Ittihad for the league title, ending five points behind the eventual champions.
On the other hand, It has been widely reported that the 38-year-old Portuguese superstar’s former Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema will be in Saudi Arabia next week to sign for a rival club.
Former Real Madrid teammate Benzema stands to earn an eye-popping £345 million over two years should the transfer go through.
What’s next for Cristiano Ronaldo?
Cristiano Ronaldo has been selected as part of the Portugal team that will take on Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Euro 2024 qualifiers on June 17.
Thereafter, Paris Saint-Germain, the current French champions, announced Friday that they will play two summer friendlies in Japan against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr.
They have two upcoming home games this year, one against Saudi side Al Nassr on July 25 and another against J-League team Cerezo Osaka on July 29.
However, Since Messi is leaving PSG, Ronaldo and his longtime rivals will not be going head-to-head against one another during the PSG summer tour.