Cristiano Ronaldo has finally found a new club. The Portuguese international, free since his controversial departure from Manchester United, has officially signed up with Saudi club Al Nassr. The star of world football offers a very juicy contract at the key. But his trajectory could have been very different.
Sporting Kansas City reportedly tried Ronaldo
Indeed, according to information from ESPN, Cristiano Ronaldo would have had the opportunity to engage with an MLS franchise. The Portuguese international was of great interest to various clubs in the United States Championship. Several of them would also have come to the information, without making any concrete proposal.
This is not the case with Sporting Kansas City. The western USA franchise has reportedly made an offer to the Ronaldo clan. Several swaps have reportedly taken place between the two sides, and SKC were ready to welcome the Portugal international. However, the new star of Al Nassr decided to decline the offer in question.
Al Nassr, « a very inspiring vision »
Cristiano Ronaldo has finally decided to engage with Al Nassr, where he will receive a hell of a fortune. The Portuguese international has signed up for 2 and a half years with Rudi Garcia’s club, with a very juicy contract. He should indeed receive no less than 200M€ per season.
The Portuguese international has also justified his choice to join the Saudi club. « I can’t wait to discover a new championship in a different country »he assures. « Al Nassr’s vision for men’s and women’s football is very inspiring, we could see during the World Cup that Saudi Arabia was a country with a lot of ambition and potential ».