Ronaldo Rejects £173m Saudi Move To Play In Champions League
Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken out about the £173 million a year offer from Saudi Arabian team Al-Nassr, confirming he will not be taking the lucrative deal.
The 37-year-old rejected the contract as he wanted to wait for an offer to play Champions League football in Europe again, the Mirror reported.
When asked about whether he was moving to the Saudi Arabian team after his most recent World Cup game, he said: “No, it is not true.”
Therefore, the world-renowned striker can join another club outside the transfer window, having left Manchester United with six months left on his contract, following a damning interview with Piers Morgan last month.
He launched a scathing attack on manager Erik ten Hag at the time, saying he has no respect for him, and he feels betrayed by the team.
Ronaldo is currently in Qatar playing for his national side Portugal, which recently beat Switzerland 6-1 in the latest World Cup games.
Despite having had one of the most successful football careers, he was benched by Portugal boss Fernando Santos.
His replacement, Goncalo Ramos, went on to score a hat-trick within 67 minutes. Although Portugal made it to the quarterfinals with their impressive win, Ronaldo did not stay on the pitch to celebrate with his team.
Instead, he was the first down the tunnel, with former England player Gary Neville saying this is an example of Ronaldo’s ego.
“The petulance, the stomping around, the sulking, it’s got to stop because it does not reflect well on him at all,” he told The Sun.
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