Cristiano Ronaldo has already departed Real Madrid’s training ground after just two days, According to reports.
And to further his search for a new club, he has jetted off to Dubai.
Since Portugal’s World Cup elimination last weekend, Ronaldo, 37, has made a surprise return to the Spanish capital and has spent the previous two days at Real Madrid’s training facility.
The seasoned attacker only managed to score one goal throughout Portugal’s time in Qatar, a penalty in a 3-2 victory over Ghana.
The former Manchester United player’s Old Trafford contract was terminated by mutual interest, leaving him without a team.
Ronaldo was welcomed back at Real Madrid after Four and a half years after moving to Juventus in a deal estimated to be worth £80 million, Ronaldo was allowed to use Real’s Valdebebas training facility by the club’s management.
Then, it was confirmed that Real Madrid have little or no interest in signing their top scorer of all time even though he was using the club’s training facility to keep fit.
Ronaldo requested permission from Florentino Perez, the president of Real Madrid, to practice in Valdebebas for a few days after his nation’s World Cup quarterfinal loss to Morocco to keep his body fit.
After a turbulent year since leaving Real Madrid for Juventus in 2018, it was expected that it would be difficult for Ronaldo to return to the team’s training facility anytime soon.
However, he had the chance to train apart from the team that Carlo Ancelotti, the club’s current manager, is in charge of.
And according to DAZN, Ronaldo has reportedly stepped up his search for a new club by flying to Dubai on a private plane.
According to reports, the veteran is looking to sign with a Champions League team as he pursues more success at Europe’s top level.
But despite having connections to Chelsea and Bayern Munich, Ronaldo has not yet received a bid from a major European club.
Instead, the most specific offer for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is from the Middle East.
Ronaldo is rumored to have received a whopping £173 million-per-year contract offer from the Saudi Arabian team Al Nassr.
Although Mendes, Ronaldo’s agent, is reportedly working on a separate plan, AS believes that he is hopeful that the Portuguese icon will sign with a Qatari team.
There have been rumours that Cristiano Ronaldo may be planning a mouthwatering transfer to join Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia in January 2023.
Should a deal be reached, he would also surpass all other athletes to become the highest paid athlete in the world.
Meanwhile, amid the uncertainty in his club career, Ronaldo has informed Portugal’s management that he has no plans to retire from the national team, which means that his future as a member of the national team is much clearer.
After benching Cristiano Ronaldo for Portugal’s last two World Cup games, and crashing out of the Qatar World Cup in the quarter-finals stage, Portuguese manager Fernando Santos was fired.
And a prospective reunion with Jose Mourinho may now be in the works, with the Roma manager attracted by the idea of leading both his nation and the Italian club at the same time.
What’s next for Ronaldo?
As he (Ronaldo) is keen on playing at the European top flight, he might make a permanent shock return to Santiago Bernabeu, if the club president (Florentino Perez) is willing to make the deal materialize.
Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid:
During his nine-year stay at the Santiago Bernabeu after moving to Spain in 2009 in a then-world-record £80 million move from Manchester United, Ronaldo solidified his reputation as one of football’s all-time great players.
He won two La Liga championships, four Champions League trophies, and four of his five Ballon d’Or trophies while playing for Real Madrid.