Recently, the Portuguese would have turned down a pharaonic offer made by the Saudi club AL Hilal.
A person who commands everyone’s attention. And this further demonstrates the excess into which football has sunk in recent years. According to The Athletic, Cristiano Ronaldo, who is under contract at Manchester United but is eager to leave the Red Devils this summer to play in the Champions League, would not have accepted a golden bridge offer. Ronaldo’s desire to play in the Champions League has kept him in check at Manchester United.
Even if Al Hilal had made him an offer, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would not have accepted it because he is under contract to play for Manchester United until 2023. The Saudi club, who won the championship in 2022, would have merely made a lowball offer of… 2.32 million euros per week, which would have totaled 242 million euros over two years. A figure that is out of place.
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In addition, the statement was made to Yasser Al-Mishal, the president of the Saudi Football Federation, at The Athletic. “We would be happy to watch a talent as Cristiano Ronaldo evolves in our competition,” the statement said. It would bring a lot of attention to our tournament if we did that.
Ronaldo, who has 118 caps for his country and 117 goals, turned down the offer to play in the next World Cup because he wanted to get the best possible preparation for what is likely to be his final World Cup. The tournament will take place from November 20 to December 18. However, the Saudis will be able to make a comeback to the charge in January 2023, which is the date of the next winter transfer window.
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