With Yasser Al-Misehal, president of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, revealing he’d love to see the veteran play in his nation, Cristiano Ronaldo may yet be given a way out of Manchester United. The international player for Portugal has had a challenging start to the new campaign, starting just two games. And despite being Erik ten Hag’s second choice after Marcus Rashford, the 37-year-old is still without a goal.
Ronaldo asked to leave Manchester United back in the summer because he wanted to play for a team that would provide him access to the Champions League at his age of 37.
However, no European offer for the superstar materialized despite links to teams like Napoli, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid, and Chelsea.
Although Ronaldo was approached about playing in Saudi Arabia, he rejected the “obscene” offer to relocate to the Middle East.
Now, according to The Athletic, the 37-year-old caught the attention of both Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr throughout the summer.
And Saudi FA chief Al-Misehal has suggested a new offer from a team in his nation could be made shortly, particularly given the united star’s sluggish season start.
A player like Cristiano Ronaldo playing in the Saudi league would be fantastic, he remarked.