Cristiano Ronaldo has denied all claims that he has agreed to move to Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr for a record fee of £173 million when the transfer window reopens on January 1st.
Sources close to Cristiano Ronaldo ignored the rumors, which were tagged as “rubbish.” It was claimed that the deal included £86 million in advertising and other sponsorship deals.
Ronaldo admitted in his interview with Piers Morgan that he received an offer worth £350 million from Saudi Arabia, which he later denied.
The striker has failed to make an announcement about his future after Portugal’s convincing win against Switzerland in the World Cup.
Ronaldo, who is now a free agent after Manchester United terminated his contract as a result of the explosive interview with Piers Morgan before the start of the World Cup where he criticized the club management.
Ronaldo is likely to move to a Champions League side but unlikely to stay in England.
Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Atletico Madrid have cooled their interest as many of them claimed Ronaldo doesn’t fit into their idea and can’t be guaranteed the starting place.
Al Nassr is one of the most successful clubs in Saudi Arabia, with nine titles, with most of their triumphs coming in 2019.
Al-Nassr may not have won the league in either 2020 or 2021, but they did succeed in winning the Saudi Super Cup.
However, despite their struggles to stand out on a worldwide scale, the club did participate in the 1999–2000 Club World Cup.
In their group matchup that year, they faced Real Madrid, who scored three goals with the help of Nicholas Anelka and Raul to defeat them 3-1.
The Saudi Arabia giant can boost the numbers of different world-class players in the club with Luis Gustavo, Cameroonian Vincent Aboubakar, and former Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s addition will be one of the greatest things to happen in the league. If Cristiano Ronaldo tends to accept the deal, he is likely to become the richest athlete in the world, ahead of Lebron James and Lionel Messi.
Things You should Know About The Saudi Arabia Side Al Nassr FC
It was formed in 1955, and it is currently 67 years old. The club plays its home games at Mrsool Park.
It can accommodate 25,000 people. Rudi Garcia is the team’s head coach. Al Nassr began his career in the league’s second tier. Their home colours are yellow and blue.
The name of the club chairman is Musalli Al Muammar who has invested heavily in the club.
In 1963, they received a promotion to the First Division.
Honorary club members started an efficient long-term plan to revolutionize management and team members after the club narrowly survived relegation in 2006–07 on the final day of the season.