The relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United has come to an end, and he now has two possible destinations in mind.
Cristiano Ronaldo officially leaves Man Utd
After a series of public disagreements with Erik ten Hag, which culminated in Ronaldo’s angry interview with Piers Morgan last week, Ronaldo left Manchester United for the second time after only 14 months.
When asked about the Dutch manager, Ronaldo said he had “no regard” for him and that the club had not improved in the decade since he initially joined under Sir Alex Ferguson.
Naturally, Ronaldo and United broke up soon after, and the club made the breakup public on Tuesday via its digital and social media channels.
Ronaldo’s next potential destination
A number of teams, including another former Real Madrid owner and David Beckham’s Inter Miami, have been mentioned as possible destinations for Ronaldo in recent weeks, but only the two that have made concrete proposals to him have been made public.
UtdReport on Twitter quotes Jose Felix Diaz, a regular contributor to Marca, as saying, “Cristiano Ronaldo is torn between Newcastle United and Al-Nassr FC.”
Newcastle was controlled by a consortium managed by the Public Investment Fund, the top country as of October 2021, and rumors had long circulated that Saudi Arabia was interested in purchasing Ronaldo.
Callum Wilson, striker for Newcastle United, who has scored six goals this season, has been selected to represent England at the Winter World Cup in Qatar. Newcastle is presently third in the Premier League, four points ahead of fifth-placed United.
Their record signing, the €70 million deal from Real Sociedad’s Alexander Isak, has been injured since the summer, leaving Miguel Almiron, a midfielder, as their top scorer.
Yasser Al-Missehal, president of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation, had previously discussed the possibility of bringing Ronaldo to the Saudi Arabian Premier League with Athletic.
He expressed his desire to see a star player like Cristiano Ronaldo join the Saudi Arabian league.
That’s when I gave in to the ‘why not?’ mentality. It will probably be a pricey contract, but the last few years have seen increased revenue for our teams. Some of the biggest names in Premier League soccer have already migrated to the Saudi league.
Al Nassr, a club that has won nine titles in a row, appears to be the team to beat.
With the national team’s 2-1 World Cup victory over Lionel Messi and Argentina on Tuesday, Saudi football is at an all-time high. However, it would be a huge shock if one of their teams were to beat Newcastle for Ronaldo.