The 37-year-contract old’s with Manchester United was terminated earlier this month, after a rocky relationship with club executives that only worsened when he made a number of inflammatory statements in a TV interview with Piers Morgan.
Throughout the summer, Ronaldo indicated that his desire to leave Old Trafford was fueled in large part by the club’s failure to qualify for Champions League football.
While Al Nassr may not be able to give Ronaldo European football, the Saudi Arabian club has offered the renowned Portuguese striker a three-year contract worth £186 million, according to CBS Sports.
The gigantic contract is claimed to be on the table in order to convince Ronaldo to relocate to the Middle East, but the player is still weighing his alternatives in Europe.
Al-Nassr is one of the most successful clubs in Saudi Arabia, having won the country’s top flight nine times, the most recent victory being in 2019.
Prior to the World Cup, Chelsea was widely seen as the most likely Premier League destination for Ronaldo, owing to Todd Boehly’s long-standing affection for the Portugal captain.
However, earlier this week, rumors stated that the club had ‘gone cold’ on signing the forward, but that the situation was flexible in case Boehly changed his mind.
Blues manager Graham Potter is also said to be uninterested in signing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, despite his club scoring only twice in their last five Premier League games.
After Portugal’s 3-2 triumph over Ghana, Ronaldo was selected FIFA’s Player of the Match, which required him to attend the subsequent news conference.
He stayed in the room for 132 seconds and answered one question, but he openly addressed his circumstances after being let go by United for the first time.
‘It’s critical that we win,’ Ronaldo added, shaking his head when United’s name was mentioned.
During Portugal’s match against Ghana on Thursday, Ronaldo demonstrated why he is still a force to be reckoned with.
He became the first man in history to score in five World Cups, opening the scoring from the penalty spot in Portugal’s epic 3-2 victory.
After Uruguay drew with South Korea, Ronaldo’s side now leads Group H, but there may be some anxiety about how close they were run by Ghana.
Portugal’s next match is against Uruguay on Monday.