Hey there! I heard some interesting news about Cristiano Ronaldo. Apparently, he’s ready to return to Real Madrid after just a few months with Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia.
According to reports from El Nacional in Spain, Ronaldo is eager to make his way back to Europe.
It’s important to note that Ronaldo had his contract with Manchester United ripped up in November after an interview with Piers Morgan. He apparently turned down a huge offer from Saudi Arabia, which he now regrets.
So, what’s the deal with Real Madrid? Well, according to sources, it’s not a playing contract that’s been offered. Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has guaranteed that Ronaldo won’t be short of work at the Santiago Bernabeu, but it’s not as a player. Perez thinks that chapter of Ronaldo’s career should be considered closed.
Now here’s the interesting part: Ronaldo has reportedly offered his services to both Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid in the past.
But, he might end up at United’s rivals, Newcastle United. Earlier this year, MARCA reported on a clause in Ronaldo’s contract that would allow him to move to Newcastle United if they qualify for the Champions League.
With the Saudi-owned Magpies looking likely to make the top four, the possibility of a move to Newcastle is becoming more realistic.
The Curious Case of Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo is the all-time top scorer in the Champions League and is rumored to be desperate to protect that record at all costs.
His move to Manchester United was driven, in part, by their participation in the competition. And his exit was motivated by their lack of Champions League football.
It may seem unlikely that Newcastle would actually want Ronaldo, but in football, anything can happen. And with the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia committed to bidding for the 2030 World Cup, they may move heaven and Earth to get one of their biggest ambassadors involved in their most exciting European football project.
So, what do you think about all of this? Do you think Ronaldo should go back to Real Madrid or try his luck with Newcastle United? Let me know your thoughts!