Saudi change just a facade?
Ronaldo could play in England again this summer
Created: 01/03/2023, 16:45
By: Antonio Jose Riether
Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo could appear in the Champions League next season despite his move to Saudi Arabia.
Riyadh – Just days after Cristiano Ronaldo's move to the Saudi Arabian league, a report reveals that the spell may be short-lived.
The Portuguese recently signed a 200 million euro contract with the first division club Al-Nassr until 2025, in which a spicy clause was built.
This should probably allow him to move back to England next summer.
Born: February 05, 1985 in Funchal (Portugal)
Current club: Al-Nassr FC
Professional stations: Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus Turin
Caps for Portugal: 196 (118 goals)
Cristiano Ronaldo: Early return to England despite Saudi Arabia move?
Ronaldo only dared to return to Manchester United in the summer of 2021. He had matured into a superstar with the English record champions between 2003 and 2009 and switched to Real Madrid for a historic 94 million euros at the time.
At the age of 37, the five-time world footballer said goodbye to the supposed sporting insignificance, the Saudi league is by no means a crowd puller and only enjoys moderate sporting relevance.
As the Spanish sports newspaper
now writes, the attacker had a special clause built into his XXL contract, thanks to which he could appear again in the Champions League next season.
Ideally, Ronaldo should be able to switch to Newcastle United on loan.
On December 30, Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al Nassr FC in Saudi Arabia.
© imago/Al Nassr FC
Cristiano Ronaldo: Newcastle a possible destination in the summer - thanks to Saudi owners
The connections are open, it was not until the end of 2021 that the Saudi sovereign wealth fund, which also owns Al-Nassr, took over the majority of the traditional Premier League club.
Should Newcastle qualify for the Champions League this season, the path would apparently be clear for Ronaldo.
To enter the prestigious European club competition, Newcastle would need to finish in the top four, with the
If things continue like this, the five-time Henkelpott winner Ronaldo could prove himself again in the Champions League at the end of his career.
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Cristiano Ronaldo: Adviser Jorge Mendes also offered Superstar in Germany
The reports from
are not officially confirmed, the newspaper relies on its own information.
For Ronaldo, a loan to Newcastle would be the ideal solution given his unusually long search for a club.
Jorge Mendes, the star player's advisor, had been desperately looking for a premier club for his client.
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Among other things, Ronaldo was offered at FC Bayern Munich, there were also reports of inquiries to Borussia Dortmund and a board member of Eintracht Frankfurt confirmed that the services of "CR7" were even offered to the Hessians.
In Manchester, Ronaldo had forced his contract termination with sometimes defiant behavior and a memorable interview in November.
Cristiano Ronaldo: Presentation of the "world's best player" on Tuesday
After a little over a month, Al-Nassr announced the transfer coup on the day before the turn of the year.
As the club announced on Monday, "the world's best player" will be presented on Tuesday at the Msool Park stadium.
Tens of thousands of onlookers are expected at the presentation.