The Ronaldo transfer war has begun, with the second Saudi club preparing a “crazy proposal.”
The Ronaldo transfer war has begun the Ex- Man Utd star became Free Agent
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly received a proposal from Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal to compete with an earlier bid made by their domestic rivals Al Nassr.
Following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan, the Portuguese superstar ended his relationship with Manchester United by mutual consent last week. However, any decision on a new club is unlikely to be made quickly because he has switched fully to international mode and is aiming to break multiple World Cup records.
Ronaldo’s future in European football appears to be bleak. Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, and Ronaldo’s former club Sporting Lisbon have all ruled themselves out of a move. Real Madrid, where Ronaldo holds the all-time scoring record, is also passive in a remarkable return for the striker.
This has opened the door for Saudi Arabia to express interest. The nation’s Sports Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, has now spoken publicly about the country’s ambitions to bring both superstars into their domestic game. “Who wouldn’t want him to play in their league?” According to Sky News, Prince Abdulaziz. “He and Messi are role models for many young players.”
However, according to the Express, Al Nassr’s Riyadh rivals Al Hilal have now joined the race. The two clubs are the most successful in Saudi Arabian football, with Al Hilal winning 18 league titles to their capital rival’s nine.
Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo, Luciano Vietto (formerly of Atletico Madrid), and Moussa Marega (formerly of Porto) are among Al Hilal’s players. Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar and former Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina are among Al Nassr’s players.