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Cristiano Ronaldo Officially Signed His Contract With Al-Nassr.

According to reports coming out of Saudi Arabia, Al-Nasr have agreed a two-year deal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly signed a two-year deal with Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr.

According to Al Alarabiya, Ronaldo penned a contract with Al-Nassr on Friday following talks with the club.

 

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The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has reportedly settled for becoming one of the highest-paid players in football history.

The forward bided his time over the international break to consider his options, though now appears to have settled for a stint in Saudi Arabia.

Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid were amongst those to have held talks about the 37-year-old, though his options soon became limited when no concrete offers arrived.

Ronaldo left United on a sour note earlier this year after a year-and-a-half of controversy at Old Trafford.

The striker shone last season, scoring 18 goals in 30 Premier League appearances, though consistently cut a frustrated figure – with it quickly becoming apparent that he would not be able to single-handedly guide the Red Devils up the table.

Cristiano Ronaldo Sets To Pen Two And Half Years Contract With Al Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to sign a 7-year deal with Saudi Arabia, worth £170m-a-year.

The first two-and-a-half years as a player for Al-Nassr and the rest of the contract as an official ambassador for Saudi Arabia and their 2030 World Cup bid.

According to MARCA the agreement may become official on Thursday, December 22,

or shortly after, once Cristiano has decided to head to Riyadh to sign a contract that will bind him to Al Nassr and Saudi Arabia until 2030.

Two and a half years of that will be as a player and the rest as an ambassador for Saudi Arabia’s bid alongside Egypt and Greece to host the 2030 World Cup.

Rumours has it that Ronaldo denied a move to Al-Nassr was close before Portugal’s World Cup exit at the hands of Morocco and before he returned to Madrid’s Valdebebas training base.

For the past two weeks, the striker has been thinking things over and although he was aware of the deal, he asked for some time off before

signing his signature on a commitment made following his departure from Manchester United. The striker is now expected to arrive imminently.

Meetings have taken place in recent weeks, but it was at the beginning of this week that Al Nassr found a way to shape the deal.

 

Read Also: FIFA Delete Tweet That Seems To Mock Cristiano Ronaldo

 

Al Nassr will release up to three players who will help ensure that CR7’s presence does not break financial control.

Masharipov and Pitty Martinez are the two candidates to leave.

From the beginning there has been talk of 200 million euros for each of the seasons.

The signing with Al Nassr will mean Cristiano Ronaldo’s farewell to elite soccer, at least in club competitions.

He has not found a new home in Europe and, with his agreement, he will once again feel like a leader and a point of reference, albeit away from the top level.

The Arab club already acknowledges the agreement, something they had been denying actively.

Ronaldo is expected to come out to break silent about the contract.

FIFA Delete Tweet That Seems To Mock Cristiano Ronaldo

FIFA appeared to have piled into the debate, with its official World Cup account posting two tweets that seemingly sought to elevate the Argentine above the Portuguese.

A tweet from a FIFA account seems to have mock at Cristiano Ronaldo following Lionel Messi’s World Cup success.

The PSG star has, for many, settled the long-standing debate between him and his rival by helping Argentina win the tournament for the first time since 1986 and scoring in the final.

Messi’s seven goals in Qatar trumped the Portuguese international’s one.

And on FIFA’s World Cup account, the organisation tweeted:

“Thumbs up if you really enjoyed the #FIFAWorldCup” alongside a picture of Ronaldo with his digit in the air.

However, it certainly did not go down well with some fans, with the tweet being removed soon after.

 

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This comes after the tweet that was posted swiftly after Messi’s triumph: “The GOAT debate is settled. The ultimate prize is now part of the collection. The legacy is complete.”

That too has now been removed from their account, with Ronaldo seemingly unable to get away from the comparisons.

Argentina were crowned champions whilst Portugal only reached the quarter-finals, with both players having very different levels of success.

Ever since the World Cup final, Ronaldo has remained silent on social media.

However, such a lack of online activity is more likely due to him focusing on the next step of his career.

The forward has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr, and is expected to sign for them by the end of the year.

Despite Messi’s emphatic triumph, the debate between the two football stars is expected to continue amongst fans.

Ronaldo may never get his hands on the World Cup, but he will forever be remembered as one of the best to ever do it.

Ronaldo played the World Cup as a free agent having been released by the club prior to the tournament as a result of his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan in the days prior.

Rivalry Continue As Olympique Marseille Eyeing On Cristiano Ronaldo Deal

Cristiano Ronaldo’s second spell at Manchester United fell apart following his controversial interview to Piers Morgan and a confrontation between the 37-year-old forward and his coach Erik ten Hag.

The 37yrs old currently without any club at the moment and he has spotted training alone to keep him self fit for the next journey of his life.

Olympique Marseille held talks with the Portuguese star over a sensational summer transfer, it has been revealed.

Basile Boli, an ambassador for the French club, has claimed that Ronaldo was offered the chance to depart Old Trafford before leaving under a cloud in the aftermath of his bombshell rally against the club.

It would have meant reigniting his old rivarly with Lionel Messi, who plays for Marseille’s adversaries Paris Saint-Germain.

 

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Boli:

Cristiano Ronaldo was in talks with Olympique [Marseille], I think he should have come.”

“He is a talented player, even if he is a bit old, I think that in the French championship he still has something to give.

“We saw that, for Messi, it didn’t work out in the first year and then in the second year he proved he was number one.”

Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr are awaiting Ronaldo’s response to their offer of a huge £173m contract.

“Do You Really Think It’s A Good Idea?” Fernando Santos Reveals Conversation With Cristiano Ronaldo

Fernado Santos has decline the rumours of having issues with Cristiano Ronaldo after left out on starting line-up against Switzerland.

Ronaldo, failing to start at a major tournament for his country for the first time since Euro 2008.

The Portugal boss has now made it clear exactly what happened between the pair on Tuesday.

Asked for his version of events, Santos replied:

‘Yes we did have a conversation and it would be very bad if we had not had this conversation.

Since I took the helm of the national team we talk and have a close relationship with the players, it’s normal and I’ve always done that throughout my career.

‘There are coaches who have a different approach, but that’s my approach, to talk to our players and to have a close relationship with them.

‘The conversation [with Ronaldo] needed to happen.

It’s part of our basis. I don’t do it with all the players [when they are dropped] but he is the captain of our squad and you know what he represents for Portuguese football and for the Portuguese people.

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‘Naturally I needed to talk to him. When we had this conversation it was on the day of the match, after lunch.

I had not had any conversations with him before that, neither on Sunday or Monday.

The only conversation I had with him was on that day, the day of the game, and I explained why he would not play.

‘After lunch we met, I explained to him why he was not going to be one of the starters, because I did not want him to be surprised.

I invited him into my office and said, “Listen, you are not going to start, I think you’ll be very important but in terms of strategy it’s better for you not to be on the field.”

‘We expected that the game would be more difficult and I wanted to save him for the second half if need be.

I spoke to him naturally, as I always do with my players.

‘Cristiano for obvious reasons was not very happy about it, because he has always been the starting player – except for one or two games.

Obviously he was not happy and he told me, “Do you really think it’s a good idea?”

‘But we had a normal conversation in which I explained my point of view and he accepted that. We had a frank and normal conversation.

‘He has never told me that he wanted to leave our national team and as Joao [Felix] said, I think it’s high time we stopped with this conversation and stopped with the attacks.

‘Ronaldo was the one who started warming up with the players even though he knew he was not going to start.

He celebrated all the goals that were scored and at the end he was the one who invited the players to thank the fans.

So I think it’s high time for you to leave Ronaldo alone and acknowledge all he has done for Portuguese football.’

Portugal take on Morocco to book a place in the semi-finals on Saturday.

'With Ronaldo There Were No problems. In Fact He Solved Them For Me'_Carlo Ancelotti

Ancelotti and Ronaldo worked together during their time at Los Blancos and the Italian regularly lauded the Portuguese superstar.

The Real Madrid boss has heaped praise on Cristiano Ronaldo amid problems for the forward at both club and country.

Portugal’s most-capped player and all-time top scorer came off the bench late in their 6-1 win over Switzerland in the last 16,

having been dropped from the starting side after an outburst following his substitution against South Korea.

Italian Ancelotti managed Ronaldo for two seasons at Real Madrid.

 

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Ancelotti:

“Ronaldo probably still feels in his 20s because he’s fine, he’s got the answers he’s looking for in his body.”

“The competition has become tough.

“I’ve coached him (Ronaldo) for two years and there were no problems. In fact he solved them for me.

Cristiano trains well, he pays attention to detail, everything was easy for me to manage. He is an exceptional player.”

“Every time I have a press conference, I have to speak about Cristiano,” Ancelotti previously said of Ronaldo.

“Last time I said it’s difficult to find a new word to describe Cristiano. I think he’s a fantastic player, a fantastic professional and that’s it.”

Portugal’s Football Federation on Thursday denied media reports that Ronaldo had threatened to leave the national team during the World Cup after coach Fernando Santos dropped him.

Ronaldo, who has not scored since converting a penalty in Portugal’s opening game against Ghana, issued a statement saying the squad were “a group too united to be broken by external forces”.

Portugal face Morocco in the quarter-finals on Saturday in which all Ronaldo’s lovers are waiting to see if he will be on starting line-up.

 

'Nobody Likes To Be On Bench' Fernandes On Cristiano Ronaldo To Being Drop By Santos

Fernando Santos replaced Ronaldo with Goncalo Ramos, in the Portugal side for the last-16 tie and he scored three goals as Portugal made a statement with a stunning 6-1 win.

Ronaldo team mate Bruno Fernandes has insisted any member of the Portugal squad would have angry to be benched.

Ronaldo, failing to start at a major tournament for his country for the first time since Euro 2008, came off the bench with 17 minutes to play, seeing an effort chalked off for offside.

The former Real Madrid star was dropped in similar circumstances by Erik ten Hag in October with Manchester United terminating the striker’s contract at the start of the month.

His former United teammate Fernandes insists Ronaldo remains a key part of the squad, admitting the veteran was frustrated to have been left out.

 

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Fernandez:

‘Do you think anyone likes to be on the bench.?”

‘I don’t think Cristiano would be happy. If the manager put me on the bench in the next game, I would be angry.’

‘We won the first two games with Cristiano in the first 11, and it could be that if Cristiano played, he could score three goals and no one would be speaking about Cristiano being on the bench.

‘Cristiano is doing his job, he’s doing his part, he’s happy with the result because the goal for everyone is to go as far as possible.

‘I don’t think people should be talking about Cristiano and why he’s not playing,

because when Cristiano plays and the team wins, no one talks about that.

‘When Cristiano plays and the team loses, everyone talks.

[He is] the most famous player in the world. No one is more famous than Cristiano in sports, not in football, in sports.’

Portugal take on Morocco to book a place in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Fernando Santo: Cristiano Ronaldo Still ‘Very Important’ To Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo came in as a substitute in Portugal clinical win against Switzerland.

Fernando Santos  Portugal boss has insisted that Cristiano Ronaldo remains an important part of his squad, and says he has not decided

who will start up front in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against Morocco – despite Goncalo Ramos’ brilliant hat-trick against Switzerland.

Ramos, 21, replaced Ronaldo in the Portugal side for the last-16 tie and scored three goals and set up another on his first international start, as Santos’ side made a statement with a stunning 6-1 win.

 

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Ronaldo, who is a free agent after being released by Manchester United, was dropped

for an angry reaction to being substituted in Portugal’s final group game against South Korea, with Santos criticising his behaviour on the eve of the last-16 tie.

But he insisted his relationship with the 37-year-old remains strong and says he has not decided who will start against surprise package Morocco on Saturday.

Santos:

“I have a very close relationship with Cristiano, I have known him since he was 19 at Sporting and then he started to develop in the national squad when I arrived in 2014.”

“Ronaldo and I never misinterpret the human and personal aspect with that of manager and player.

I will always consider that he is a very important player to have in the team.

“Andre [Silva] is a great player who plays more advanced, Cristiano is more fixed – he stays in a more determined area towards the box.

Goncalo has different characteristics.”

“He is very dynamic and that is what he ended up showing us [tonight].

It is nothing new, he already came on in two matches but Andre also played in the last match.

I have three players I fully trust. For each match I will use which player I see best for my strategy.

“Ronaldo definitely, and all the players who are with me can be used.

And if they are not in the starting 11, they can play later.”

Al-Nassr Transfer Isn’t What Cristiano Ronaldo ‘Really Wants’_Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan  has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo has no intentions to leave Europe as Al-Nassr come closer to sign the five times Ballon d’Or winners.

Ronaldo’s second spell at Manchester United came to end following his controversial interview to Piers Morgan and a confrontation between the 37-year-old forward and his coach Erik ten Hag.

Ronaldo appears to be on the brink of signing a lucrative contract with Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia which could reportedly earn him €500 million over the course of a two-year deal.

Morgan, however, believes those claims are premature and Ronaldo is still confident that a strong showing during the latter stages of the World Cup could yet earn him a move to a team with aspirations of winning the Champions League this season.

Morgan told the daily telegraph:

‘He thinks that if he does well at this World Cup, he’ll get what he really wants, which is a club in the Champions League that extends his record and his legacy.’

‘It’s not about money at this stage of his career.

‘It comes down to a burning desire to play football at the highest level, to break records and win trophies.

And he has done that in more countries than any other player in history.’

 

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Ronaldo had pushed to leave United in the summer transfer window but despite the efforts of his agent, Jorge Mendes, to find a new club,

several sides across Europe passed up the chance of a deal.

And it appears Ronaldo has faced a similar situation this winter as Chelsea and Bayern Munich both distanced themselves from a move this month.

When asked about a possible move for Ronaldo, Bayern Munich’s CEO Oliver Kahn said on Tuesday:

‘We have a clear idea, a clear philosophy of how our squad should be put together.

‘We all appreciate him, there’s no discussion. We all love Cristiano Ronaldo, but that’s something that doesn’t fit into our idea.’

Ronaldo completed a sensational return to Old Trafford in the summer of 2021 and scored 24 goals in 38 appearances last season.

Paul Scholes Reveals Two Players Manchester United Could Sign In Replacement  For Ronaldo

Former Manchester United Midfielder Paul Scholes  believes his old club should do the needful in winter transfer to find a replacement for cristiano ronaldo.

Manchester United break the news last week that the Portugal star, had been released with immediate effect.

The decision comes after Ronaldo, one of the greatest players of all time, gave a controversial interview to Piers Morgan in which he criticised Manchester United and said he had ‘no respect’ for Erik ten Hag.

Ronaldo completed a sensational return to Old Trafford in the summer of 2021 and scored 24 goals in 38 appearances last season.

Manchester United will look to replace Ronaldo when the January transfer window opens and

Scholes has named Cody Gakpo and Christopher Nkunku as two possible targets.

United are one of a number of clubs who have expressed interest in signing PSV star Gakpo,

who has scored 16 goals this season, including three in three games for Netherlands at the Qatar World Cup.

RB Leipzig and France forward Nkunku, meanwhile, has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United’s Premier League rivals Chelsea.

 

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Asked who United could sign as they plan for life without Ronaldo, Scholes told MUTV’s The Debate:

‘I think there’s a couple of forwards they might look at.

‘The kid at RB Leipzig that’s been linked with Chelsea, Nkunku. Centre forward is obviously the big position that needs filling.

‘We have Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford who can both play there, but I think Marcus prefers being out wide and Antony’s injury record isn’t great.

‘January might be too soon [to replace Ronaldo], they’re probably looking at next summer now, but I do think there are players out there.

‘The lad at PSVGakpo – is doing really well for Netherlands at the World Cup and I think Ten Hag has been really interested in him before.

‘There’s players out there for sure. January can be a tough window to do business but I hope we can do something and bring in a new centre forward.’

Ronaldo wanted to leave Manchester United last summer after the club failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League.

The Portuguese legend did not get his way and has endured a turbulent few months at Old Trafford, culminating in an explosive interview with TalkTV presenter Morgan.

Discussing Ronaldo’s departure, Scholes added:

‘It was probably the right time. I think we could have come to the decision without so much stress.

‘But you’re talking about the biggest club in the world and probably the biggest player ever so there’s always going to be that spotlight on them both.

‘We look back now and it’s best for both parties.

Ten Hag will be happy, it gives him that bit of breathing space now because he hasn’t got that superstar he has to deal with and he concentrate on the players he’s got.’