Now without a club, Cristiano Ronaldo could turn his back on Europe and join Saudi Arabia to play under Rudi Garcia.
Saudi Arabia shocked the world on Tuesday by beating Argentina and Lionel Messi in their first match at the World Cup in Qatar. And Saudi football could quickly cause another earthquake, this time with Cristiano Ronaldo. According to Marca, the Saudi club of Al-Nassr would be in a good position to welcome the sevenfold Ballon d’Or.
Released by Manchester United following his incendiary interview on English television, Cristiano Ronaldo is looking for a new challenge, preferably within a top European team. But Bayern Munich, PSG and Chelsea, solicited by Jorge Mendes, have already opposed an end of inadmissibility and Newcastle, which is said to be interested, is not yet a European cador. Something to think about the native of Funchal.
Rudi Garcia appointed coach in July
For lack of interesting proposals on the Old Continent, CR7 could therefore be tempted by an exotic destination. And if some MLS formations are considering the possibility of recruiting the Portuguese, the Saudi club of Al-Nassr would now be the best placed to welcome the former Madrid player. Contacts between the two parties date from last summer and this time, the case seems to be on the right track. The 120 million euros promised by the Saudi leaders are necessarily tempting…
In the event of signing with the eighth of the Saudi championship, three lengths from the leader Al-Shabab, Cristiano Ronaldo would find some well-known names in Ligue 1, including Rudi Garcia, who joined the club last July, but also Alvaro Gonzalez, Luiz Gustavo and Vincent Aboubakar.