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Saudi Football Association President Wants Ronaldo

One thing is very good with Cristiano Ronaldo and it is the fact that his name keeps trending on social media and in sports news sections online or in print.

While most of the news about Ronaldo is fake, he said it himself, the  Saudi Arabian Football Federation president Yasser Al-Misehal is bent on having the soccer star in Arabia.

The Manchester United legend seems to be so popular with the SAAF that its chief says it is not surprising that one day Ronaldo will be fielded in a club in Saudi Arabia for example.

According to multiple rumours, Ronaldo wanted to leave Manchester United in the summer break but no clubs were interested or could afford to hire his services.

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The story goes that with the transfer window narrowing in August, Ronaldo was offered a chance to play in the Saudi league. He however, according to legends in the media, turned down the offer of millions of US dollars to stick to his team at Manchester.

An unnamed club in the Saudi league, it is said, offered him £2 million per week, while another offered him £211 million per year.

However, in a recent interview with The Athletic, Al-Misehal did not rule out the possibility of Ronaldo playing in the Saudi league one day.

“We would love to see a player like Cristiano Ronaldo playing in the Saudi league, it would bring a huge positive feedback and it would be big news for everyone.

“I think, ‘Why not?’, I’m sure it would be a very expensive deal, of course, but we can see our clubs getting higher revenues in the past couple of years.

“I like Cristiano Ronaldo as a player and I would like to see him play in Saudi Arabia,” Al-Misehal said.

Well, there is a transfer window that opens in January next year and if Ronaldo is not happy at Man Utd, he could still make a move. 

But there are other rumours Ronaldo wants to play in the Champions League, instead of the Saudi Arabian league.


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