Cristiano Ronaldo is still pondering over his future over a month after Manchester United terminated his contract.
The 37-year-old great from Portugal was let go by the Red Devils after criticizing the organization and its manager, Erik ten Hag in a candid interview with Piers Morgan.
And now he is allegedly thinking about making an astonishing transfer to Saudi Arabian powerhouses Al Nassr, who have reportedly made the football icon an offer of £173 million-per-year.
According to reports, the contract on the table calls for the player to serve for two and a half years before transitioning to an ambassadorial position.
But if Ronaldo decides to move to the Middle East, what will he find there?
To begin with, there are magnificent private residences costing millions that are located in gated communities and guarantee protection for him and his family.
Then there is a top-notch footballing setup with a club that can actually contend for the league championship.
The happiness of his children is crucial to Ronaldo, regardless of who he selects as his next club.
As he moves forward, he will have to take into account Georgina Rodriguez and their children Cristiano Jr, Eva, Matteo, Alana Martina, and Bella.
It makes perfect financial sense and will significantly increase his staggering reported fortune of £500 million.
He could live like a king and Georgina could live like a queen in Saudi Arabia.
They might find success in a house in an ex-pat community hidden from prying eyes where the conservative, harsh Islamic regulations of the nation can be loosened.
Al Nassr is headquartered in Riyadh, the Saudi Arabian capital, where sandstorms and temperatures that can reach 50 degrees Fahrenheit are frequent.
What was once a vast desert dotted with palm trees is now a city of skyscrapers, shopping centers stocked with high-end brands, and ancient mosques.
Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi Crown Prince, who aspires to modernize his nation, is the guy behind the city’s revitalization.
The inability of the team to contend for trophies during Ronaldo’s last season at Manchester United was his main source of discontent.
They have won nine league championships, with the most recent victory occurring in 2019.
Real Madrid and Athletic Bilbao have both used their stadium for training, demonstrating the superior quality of their facilities in the nation.
They are legitimate title contenders this year and are presently leading the Saudi Pro League on goal differential.
They have yet to establish themselves on the international stage, with their best effort coming during the 1999–2000 Club World Cup season.
Players on their current team may be recognizable by Premier League viewers.
Playing between the sticks is former Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, who shone for five years at the Emirates.
The midfield is led by Luiz Gustavo of Brazil, a favorite of Luis Felipe Scolari during the 2014 World Cup.
While playing for Cameroon at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Ronaldo’s possible striking partner Vincent Aboubakar assisted his nation in defeating Brazil by scoring the game-winning goal in the group stage.
Two Other Teams Wants Cristiano Ronaldo
According to reports, two teams have made offers to capture free agent Cristiano Ronaldo.
The legendary player, 37, is considering his options after being let go by Manchester United as a result of a shocking chat with Sun columnist Piers Morgan.
The forward declared he had “no regard” for Erik ten Hag and said he believed United had “betrayed” him.
His situation did not get much better during the World Cup since Fernando Santos, the manager of the national squad, avoided him as well.
Ronaldo was limited to a role coming off the bench in the knockout rounds after starting all three of the group matches.
Goncalo Ramos outdid the former Real Madrid player by spectacularly scoring a hat-trick against Switzerland in the round of 16.
As a result, he had to start as a substitute once more in the quarterfinal, where he couldn’t make a difference as Morocco defeated them 1-0.
He is currently considering his next club while still maintaining top physical condition, but there haven’t been many “viable” offers from elite European clubs.
Another deal to join the Qatar Stars League is reportedly on the table, according to this recent update.
The former Real Madrid and Juventus forward is expected to decide within days, and it is believed that he would prefer to remain in Europe.
Prior to Portugal’s dismal World Cup performance, Chelsea and Ron’s former team Sporting Lisbon were considered potential destinations.
Since the summer, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, and Juventus have all been touted, but none of them have come forward since his release.
United Fans Mock Ronaldo
During the Carabao Cup match against Burnley, Manchester United supporters made their views toward Cristiano Ronaldo abundantly plain.
The Red Devils played for the first time without the Portuguese attacker following his acrimonious exit from the club.
Following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo saw the mutual termination of his contract with the club.
While the current team defeated the Championship team 2-0 on the field, the 37-year-old received criticism from the crowd.
A video of the team’s fans singing their newest song in his direction was shared on TikTok with the message “bye bye Ronaldo.”
One can hear the fans singing: “I don’t care about Ronny, Ronny doesn’t care about me.”
“All I care about is MUFC.”
With over 2.7 million views on the platform, the video itself has become popular.
On social media, some Manchester United supporters defended the song while others believed it was disrespectful to the former favorite.