Since November 22, Cristiano Ronaldo has been without a club since the announcement of his departure from Manchester United. At 37, the Portuguese has also become the most famous unemployed person of the World Cup in Qatar. Unsurprisingly, rumors about his future have given a boost. And for many it is no longer so certain that the five-time Ballon d’Or will become part of the European scene.
Recently, the Spanish press also assured that everything had to be played between Newcastle and the Saudi formation of Al-Nassr. Moments later, she also claimed that a return to Real Madrid had been ruled out by Casa Blanca. The options therefore do not seem countless for CR7. An outcome for Saudi Arabia that still hopes to convince him.
In the background the World Cup 2030
Indeed, Saudi Sports Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal has just made a huge appeal with his foot to the Lusitanian. “Anything is possible, I would like to see Ronaldo play in the Saudi league. This would benefit the league and the Saudi sports ecosystem and inspire young people for the future. He is a role model for many children and has a large fan base in Saudi -Arabia.”he said in an interview with the BBC.
Can Ronaldo change his mind after he confirmed he had turned down an exceptional €350 million offer from Al-Hilal last summer? At least the Saudis will insist on it. As a reminder, the Telegraph reported two days ago that the Portuguese would soon receive a lucrative new offer from the Saudi league, without giving further financial details or the identity of the club. Saudi Arabia, which wants to host the 2030 World Cup, wants to do everything it can to put on a CR7 that would serve as a huge spotlight.