Saudi Arabian club confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo transfer talks

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Saudi Arabian club confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo transfer talks

Cristiano Ronaldo tried to leave Manchester United during the past transfer period. There were talks with a Saudi Arabian club. The 37-year-old wanted to turn his back on the "Red Devils" after just one year. On one hand, Ronaldo really wanted to play in the Champions League, on the other hand, because he is said to have been dissatisfied with the club's management.

In any case, a week-long transfer hiccup followed, in which Ronaldo even skipped the start of training and the club's trip to Asia. His agent Jorge Mendes offered the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to almost every top European team.

Youth club Sporting Lisbon, Chelsea, and Napoli showed interest. Ronaldo himself is said to have forced a transfer to Borussia Dortmund. However, things turned out differently. The Portuguese became a slow seller and had to stay at United.

"The problem was not in the money"

The Portuguese superstar was offered a particularly lucrative task, especially financially: a move to the desert. Reports of an immoral offer from Saudi Arabia have now been confirmed by Fahad ben Nafe, boss of Saudi club Al-Hilal.

He drew attention to himself on the "Thamanya" YouTube channel: “Yes, we negotiated with Ronaldo,” he explained in a recent interview. “The problem was not in the money or the principle, Al-Hilal is able to bring in the stars of the world.

But it was in the decision of the Sports Arbitration Center that prevented us from registering the players. We did not stop negotiating with the players despite the decision to ban, but we were delaying entering the final stage of the negotiations until the ban was lifted”.

Ben Nafe also confirmed that the Saudi club has offered Ronaldo a two-year deal with a salary of a crazy €242m. However, there was no change, as the Court of Arbitration for Sport CAS issued a ban on the Saudi club for the next two transfer windows in May after footballer Mohamed Kannos signed a contract with Al Hilal again after his winter move to Al-Nassr.

thus had contracts with two clubs - a clear violation of FIFA rules. "The problem was the CAS decision. The decision prevented us from signing players, but we didn't stop the negotiations," Ben Nafe said, referring to Ronaldo. So a future change is not out of the question...