Brazil national team fans celebrate (Reuters)
Cristiano Ronaldo will try to help the Portugal team qualify for the quarterfinals of the World Cup tonight (Tuesday, 21:00), but no less than the meeting with Switzerland in the round of 16, the global media is preoccupied with CR7's future.
Last night it was claimed in "Marca" that the transfer of Ronaldo to the Saudi Al Nasser is closed and signed, in an unprecedented contract that will pocket 200 million euros per season for the next two and a half years, not including a signing bonus.
However, Piers Morgan, "The Sun" journalist who conducted the dramatic interview with the Portuguese last month and which led to his release from Manchester United, quoted the report in question last night and wrote "It's not true."
In an interview he gave to the "Telegraph" five days ago, Morgan insisted on the subject and claimed: "In my opinion, if Cristiano succeeds in the World Cup, he will get what he really wants - the Champions League team, which will allow him to continue his legacy. At this stage of his career, no He cares about money. The point is a burning passion for football at the highest level,
Now also in other media from the Kingdom aligning.
According to the "Evening Standard", Ronaldo does have an offer from the Saudi Arabian giant, but he has not yet decided whether to accept it: "While Al Nasser is waiting for his answer, Ronaldo is waiting to see if he will be able to attract interest from big teams in Europe. He wants to play in the Champions League."
In the past, Atlético Madrid, Napoli and Sporting Lisbon were mentioned as candidates, but at the moment it seems that at least the first two have dropped out.
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Time will tell where he will play.
Ronaldo (Photo: GettyImages, ODD ANDERSEN/AFP)
Tonight, as mentioned, Ronaldo will meet Switzerland, hoping to qualify for the quarter-finals of the World Cup.
On the other side, a fan will be waiting for him - Beryl Embolo.
"He is an inspiration, for all athletes," said Ambolo.
"You can learn a lot from him. It will be a great honor to play against him, both as a person and as a player."