Aged 37, Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to end his career in Saudi Arabia. The Portuguese international has signed up with Al-Nassr until 2025. A choice almost by default since the player would have liked to stay in Europe. His entourage would have approached several teams, but none wished to welcome him.
Free since leaving Manchester UnitedCristiano Ronaldo will resume service in Saudi Arabia. The 37-year-old star is engaged with Al Nassr until 2025 and should receive a staggering annual salary of €200 million. But according to the Spanish press, the Saudi team was not the first choice of Ronaldo.
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Ronaldo wanted to stay in Europe
According to information from Mundo Deportivo, Ronaldo wanted to pursue his career in Europe in order to continue to dispute the Champions League. His entourage would have surveyed many teams such as the Real Madrid. There was also talk of a possible arrival at SportingPortugal, to FC Barcelonabut also at PSG.
PSG never considered recruiting him
As indicated by Mundo Deportvothe PSG did not respond to requests from the clan Ronaldo. The Parisian club did not intend to recruit him as Nasser Al-Khelaïfi had confided. “With the three players we have, Messi, Neymar and Mbappé, it’s very difficult” told the president from PSG a few weeks ago.