The president of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, Yasser AlMisehal has shared his desire to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to the Saudi League before the five-time Ballon d’Or winner retires.
Ronaldo was already offered a mega-money move by a Suadi club over the summer, as per CNN, but it is understood that he wanted to remain in Europe ahead of the upcoming World Cup, which is likely to be his last as a professional football.
“We would love to see a player like Cristiano Ronaldo playing in the Saudi league,” Almisehal told The Athletic.
“It would bring a huge positive feedback and it would be big news for everyone. I’m sure everyone knows the achievements and records of Cristiano Ronaldo, but also as a player who is a great role model.
“I think, ‘Why not?’. I’m sure it would be a very expensive deal, of course, but we can see our clubs getting higher revenues in the past couple of years.
“We have already seen some big players who used to play in the Premier League come to the Saudi league.
“I like Cristiano Ronaldo as a player and I would like to see him play in Saudi Arabia.”
Ronaldo has gone from being a regular in the starting line-up to being a bit-part player under Erik ten Hag and I don’t think there are many fans upset about that. I think most can see that the manager wants a more fluid attack which has stalled by the absence of Anthony Martial.
Ten Hag will also need to allow Antony to settle into his role on the right flank. It’s just a shame we’ve only one game over the next month — on Thursday night in the Europe League.
Let us know in the comments section if you think Ronaldo will hit double figures for United this season, whilst keeping in mind he has yet to score since the beginning of the campaign.