Manchester United: Cristiano Ronaldo is currently a free agent after his contract was recently terminated by Manchester United. The Portugal international gave a controversial interview to the media earlier this month, which is widely believed to be the reason for his contract termination.
Meanwhile, Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool are on sale. Several investors have been linked with buying them, including the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund. The Glazers family currently owns Manchester United, while Liverpool are under the ownership of Fenway Sports Group.
Cristiano Ronaldo linked with a move to Saudi Arabia
The 37-year-old attacker has been linked with a move to the Saudi League in recent weeks.
Saudi Arabia has shown high ambition in improving its sporting portfolio in recent years. They purchased Premier League club Newcastle United last year and are now exploring the possibility of purchasing Manchester United; and Liverpool.
Signing Cristiano Ronaldo is also on the agenda of the Saudi Sports minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal. In his interview with Sky Sports(via CNBC), he said: “Who wouldn’t want him to play in their league? He’s a role model to a lot of young players — him and Messi.
Cristiano Ronaldo has also been linked with Chelsea and Newcastle United in recent weeks. He is likely to make a decision regarding his future after the ongoing FIFA World Cup.
Meanwhile, the Saudi league have attracted a number of top-quality players in recent years. Ever Banega, David Ospina, and Luciano Vietto are some of the most popular players who are currently plying their trades in the league.
FIFA World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo on target in Portugal vs Ghana game
Cristiano Ronaldo was on target for Portugal during their 3-2 victory against Ghana in the FIFA World Cup on Thursday. The former Manchester United attacker broke the deadlock in the Portugal vs Ghana game from the penalty spot in the 65th minute of the game.
Joao Felix and Rafael also found the back of the net during the game, while Andre Ayew and Osman Bukari were among the goals for Ghana.
Portugal’s squad is among the most talented at the FIFA World Cup. They are widely considered as leading candidates to lift the trophy.
The Selecao’s will next lock horns against Uruguay on November 29 before locking horns against South Korea on December 2. Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to play a key role for his team in both games.