Ten Hag very Excited after Cristiano Ronaldo offered a £62 million-a-year contract to join club after World Cup
Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered a £62 million-a-year contract to join Saudi heavyweights Al Nassr following the World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been offered a lucrative three-year contract to extend his playing career in Saudi Arabia after the World Cup.
The 37-year-Manchester old’s United contract was terminated earlier this month, following a rocky relationship with club executives that only worsened when he made a number of provocative statements in a TV interview with Piers Morgan.
Throughout the summer, Ronaldo indicated that his desire to leave Old Trafford was mostly prompted by the club’s failure to qualify for Champions League football.
While Al Nassr may not be able to give Ronaldo with European football, the Saudi Arabian club has offered him 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 move to the Middle East, but the player is still weighing his alternatives in Europe.
Al-Nassr is one of Saudi Arabia’s most successful clubs, having won the country’s top division nine times, the most recent being in 2019.
Prior to the World Cup, Chelsea were viewed as the most likely Premier League destination for Ronaldo, especially considering Todd Boehly’s long-standing affection for the Portugal captain.
However, rumours earlier this week 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 just twice in their last five Premier League games.
Ronaldo was voted FIFA’s Player of the Match during Portugal’s 3-2 triumph over Ghana, which required him to attend the subsequent news conference.
He stayed in the room for 132 seconds and answered one question, but for the first time, he openly addressed his circumstances after being let go by United.
‘It is critical that we win,’ Ronaldo remarked, shaking his head when United’s name was mentioned.
Ronaldo demonstrated why he is still a force to be reckoned with during Portugal’s match against Ghana on Thursday.
He became the only man in history to score in five different World Cups, opening the scoring from the penalty spot in Portugal’s exciting 3-2 victory.
After Uruguay drew with South Korea, Ronaldo’s team now leads Group H, but there may be some anxiety about how close they were run by Ghana.
On Monday, Portugal will face Uruguay.