Cristiano Ronaldo will not be joining a club in Saudi Arabia, despite being offered a mammoth contract worth €300m over two seasons.
Ronaldo became unhappy at Old Trafford at the end of the season after the Red Devils failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
Understood to be keen to continue his goalscoring domination next time out, this summer could see the world-class 37-year-old move to a club that will be in Europe’s most prestigious competition.
However, striking a deal with another side has so far proven tricky for super-agent Jorge Mendes.
Despite recently holding talks with new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly over a surprise summer approach, the Blues have since withdrawn their interest – leaving Mendes’ high-profile client with very few options.
Cristiano Ronaldo to leave Man United?
An offer did recently come in though. According to a recent report from CNN Portuguesa (confirmed by AS), an unnamed Saudi Arabian team offered Portugual’s top goalscorer a record-breaking €300m contract over two seasons.
However, the Manchester Evening News, claim United’s number seven will reject the chance to move to the Middle East.
Whether or not fans will see the former Real Madrid Galactico stay at Old Trafford next season remains to be seen, but given his very limited options, particularly when it comes to clubs in the Champions League, Ronaldo may be forced to see out the rest of his United contract.