According to various reports, former Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered a three-year contract with Saudi Arabia club, Al-Nassr.
Following an explosive interview with Talk TV in which he accused United of “betraying” him, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner terminated his contract with the Manchester based club earlier this week, on mutual consent.
He became the first ever player to score at five different World Cup tournaments after netting against Ghana in the ongoing World Cup in Qatar.
Speaking on bringing the 37-year-old to the Saudi League, Saudi Arabian minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal said ; “From the private sector, I can’t speak on their behalf, but there is a lot of interest and appetite and there’s a lot of passion about football,” he told the BBC.
“We will definitely support it if any private sector comes in, because we know that’s going to reflect positively on sports within the kingdom,” Prince Abdulaziz added.
“But if there’s an investor willing to do so and the numbers add up, why not?”
Al-Nassr are one of Saudi Arabia, and indeed Asia’s, most successful clubs, winning nine league titles and reaching the final of the AFC Champions League in 1995. Their great rivals Al Hilal have also been linked with a move for Ronaldo.
Al Nassr’s offer is understood to be the only formal contract offered to the Portugal international, whose future is expected to remain unresolved until after the World Cup.