Yasser Al-Mishal, head of the Saudi Football Association, confirmed that some Saudi clubs have already submitted offers to sign Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United star, during the last summer transfers.
Ronaldo ignited the summer transfer period 2022, after he stressed his desire to leave Old Trafford, and attempts to move him to one of the major European clubs, such as Bayern Munich and Chelsea, failed.
The only official offers submitted to Cristiano Ronaldo were from the Saudi Roshan League, and more offers are expected to be submitted to him in the future, the president of the Saudi Football Association confirmed.
According to the English newspaper “The Athletic”, Ronaldo rejected two huge financial offers from the Saudi League, the first was from Al-Hilal, and his rival Al-Nasr tried to make an offer to the “Madeira missile”, but the Portuguese immediately rejected the offer as well.
What did the surveyor say?
The head of the Saudi Football Association spoke with “The Athletic” about the offers made to Ronaldo, saying: “We would love to see a player like Cristiano Ronaldo playing in the Saudi League”
He added, “This would bring in a lot of positive feedback, and it would be amazing news for everyone.”
He continued, “I am sure that everyone knows Ronaldo’s achievements and records, but he is also a player who is a role model.”
And whether Ronaldo’s move to the Saudi League in the future is possible, Al-Mishal said: “I think, why not? I’m sure it will be an expensive deal of course, but we can see that the Saudi League clubs are generating higher revenues in the past two years.”
And he added: “We have already seen some of the great players who used to play in the English Premier League come to the Saudi League. I love Cristiano Ronaldo as a player, and I would like to see him play in Saudi Arabia.”
Al-Mishal concluded his statements, speaking about the possibility of Ronaldo moving to the Saudi League in the winter transfer period, saying: “Frankly, I do not have an answer. If she was the president of a club, I could have answered, but my club colleagues do not have to tell me about their negotiations with the players.”
What is Ronaldo’s position in Manchester United?
Ronaldo has started only two games as a starter in all competitions with Manchester United this season.
Of the seven matches that Ronaldo participated in during the 2022-23 season, the “Madeira missile” did not score or assist any goal.