‘Anhamuin’ Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr) is rumored to return to Europe four months after entering the Saudi League.
On the 2nd ㅋㅋㅋ벳(hereinafter Korean time), Spanish media ‘El Nacional’ said, “Legendary Portuguese goal scorer Ronaldo is aiming to return to Europe.” In an interview with British broadcaster Piers Morgan in November of last year, just before the 2022 Qatar World Cup, Ronaldo shot the Manchester United club, manager, and some players, then the contract was terminated and moved to Al Nasr, Saudi Arabia.
According to Saudi state media, Ronaldo has agreed to receive an annual salary of 173 million pounds (about 289.6 billion won) from Al Nasr. 62 million pounds (approximately 103.7 billion won) will be earned purely as a player’s salary, and the rest will be received through portrait rights and advertising or public relations ambassador contracts.However, Ronaldo recently received a return offer from Real Madrid, according to ‘El Nacional’. However, Ronaldo’s role is not that of a player. Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez reportedly offered Ronaldo the role of ‘ambassador’. It was a humiliating offer and a refusal to ask him to retire from active duty and work hard for Real Madrid as a public relations ambassador. ‘El Nacional’ said, “Pérez has guaranteed Ronaldo that there will be no shortage of work to do at Real Madrid. He is not one to do as a player.”
However, there are still European teams that want to bring Ronaldo as a player. That’s Newcastle.
Spanish media ‘Marca’ revealed a clause stating that “Ronaldo will transfer if Newcastle advances to the European Champions League (UCL).” Since Newcastle’s owner is a Saudi dynasty, Ronaldo’s transfer does not seem to be a big problem. Above all, Newcastle is also increasing the possibility of advancing to UCL.
It is predicted by foreign media that Ronaldo is obsessed with UCL because he wants to maintain the record of the highest scorer in the tournament. In terms of performance, it is questionable whether Newcastle need Ronaldo. However, at the national level of Saudi Arabia, which is dedicated to hosting the 2030 World Cup, Ronaldo’s trip to Newcastle, still a global soccer icon, may be indispensable.