According to reports, Cristiano Ronaldo has received a counteroffer from Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal to domestic rival Al Nassr’s initial offer.
Following his shocking chat with Piers Morgan, the Portuguese superstar dissolved his connection with Manchester United by mutual consent last week. Any decision regarding a new club, though, is unlikely to be made quickly given that he has fully shifted to international mode and is attempting to break numerous World Cup records.
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Ronaldo no longer playing in European football is becoming more and more likely. Along with Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Ronaldo’s previous team Sporting Lisbon are among the organizations that have ruled themselves out of the running. Real Madrid, where the striker holds the all-time scoring record for the club, is likewise uninterested in Ronaldo making a dramatic return.
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The possibility of Saudi Arabian interest now exists. Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, the country’s minister of sports, has now publicly discussed the desire of the country to use both superstars in domestic competition. Who ain’t going to want him in their league? According to Prince Abdulaziz, Sky News. He and Messi serve as role models for many young players.
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Al Nassr’s interest was already known because Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo’s agent, had received an offer from them. For the duration of that contract offer, Ronaldo would have continued to play past the age of 40, and the veteran would earn £172.9 million annually. With his playing contract and marketing responsibilities combined, this amount would be unaffordable for any European or MLS clubs interested in signing the striker.
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Al Hilal, one of Al Nassr’s rivals in Riyadh, has apparently now also entered the fray, according to the Express. The two clubs are the most successful in Saudi Arabian football, with Al Hilal leading the pack with 18 league titles to its capital rival’s nine. Odion Ighalo, a former striker for Manchester United, Luciano Vietto, a former striker for Atletico Madrid, and Moussa Marega, a former striker for Porto, are all members of Al Hilal’s playing staff. Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina and Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar are both members of Al Nassr.
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Al Hilal is willing to spend a lot of money to close a deal and prevent their rivals in the city from hiring the superstar. The two clubs now look to be competing to put together the stronger financial offer. Prior to leaving the Premier League last week, Ronaldo earned the highest salary of any player. Once Portugal leaves the World Cup, Ronaldo will concentrate on finding a new club as soon as possible.
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