In one of the most shocking stories of the year, it was announced last week that Cristiano Ronaldo had his Manchester United contract terminated. This comes after Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan that saw him take aim at the club, the manager and many more.
In a statement put out last week, Manchester United wrote: “Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.
“The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future.
“Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch.”
With Ronaldo now a free agent, he is already being linked with a host of clubs.
One of which has been Saudi Arabian outfit Al Nassr. And now, Spanish outlet Marca have provided an insight into the deal that looks set to see CR7 leave Europe:
“The Portuguese player is close to closing an agreement with Al Nassr from Saudi Arabia, as announced by MARCA a week ago. The commitment that is close to being signed will be for two and a half seasons. The amount of the operation stands at 200 million euros per season, including salary and advertising agreements.
“No team from the old continent comes even close to the proposal made by the Arab team. The MLS can’t come close either, which is why it has had no choice but to look towards a football that, although it is growing, is less competitive.”
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