Cristiano Ronaldo, who wants to leave Manchester United since this summer, was unable to do so during the last transfer window. But the Portuguese would consider it for the next transfer market, in January 2023. Eager to compete in the Champions League, the five-time Ballon d’Or is tracked by an exotic country.
In an interview at The Athleticthe president of the Saudi Federation, Yasser Almisehal, confirmed that the Middle Eastern championship wishes to attract the Lusitanian star soon: “Currently it is not possible because our transfer window is closed, but I would very much like to see a player like Cristiano (Ronaldo) playing in the Saudi league. (…) This would be excellent news for everyone. (…) I’m sure everyone knows Cristiano’s achievements and records, he’s a great role model. (…) It would certainly be a very high value deal, but our clubs have been getting higher and higher revenues in recent years. I appreciate him as a player and would like to see him play in Saudi Arabia” concluded Yasser Almisehal.
Saudi Arabia or Chelsea?
This day it was revealed by CNN Portugal that Cristiano Ronaldo refused, during the last transfer window, a staggering approach from the Saudi club Al-Hilal. The latter offered a two-season contract to the Portuguese, with a salary of 119.6 million euros annually. Always ambitious, Cristiano Ronaldo does not want to play just for the money, and still hopes to join a club playing the Champions League, while the former Real Madrid striker is playing in the Europa League with Manchester United this season.
Fortunately for Cristiano Ronaldo, a major European club would like it: chelsea. The Blues’ American owner, Todd Boehly, would like to secure the Portuguese’s services during the next transfer window, after unsuccessfully trying to convince his now ex-coach, Thomas Tuchel, to recruit Cristiano Ronaldo during the summer transfer window. In vain.