Ronaldo denies rumors of transfer to Saudi club Al-Nasr
Portugal’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo denied reports that an agreement had been reached on his transfer to the Saudi club Al-Nasr.
Ronaldo became a free player after his contract with Manchester United was terminated last month, after which there were rumors of the player’s approval of a lavish offer from the Saudi victory.
And press reports indicated that Ronaldo would receive more than £100 million ($121 million) annually in the ranks of the winners.
But Ronaldo, 37, has confirmed that the reports he signed to win are wrong.
Ronaldo spoke after his participation from the bench during Portugal’s crushing 6/1 victory over Switzerland on Tuesday night in the round of 16 of the World Cup and said: “No, that’s not true.”
Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester came after a TV interview in which he opened fire on the English club’s management and Dutch coach Eric Ten Hag.
Ronaldo is looking forward to a move to a European team with a view to returning to Champions League participation, but he may find it difficult to achieve his goal after a recent decline from the remarkable performance he displayed during his golden era at Real Madrid.
On the other hand, Ronaldo expressed hope for Brazilian legend Pelé’s recovery after his health deteriorated at the hospital he was admitted to in Sao Paulo.
Ronaldo directed his speech to Pele, saying: “Let’s get better, let Pelé get better. Our king needs to get better. This is what we all want.”