He may have exited the World Cup without fulfilling his dream of lifting the trophy, but Portuguese striker Cristian Ronaldo is still a valuable football asset. According to multiple reports, the striker, who had a bitter exit from Manchester United recently, will sign for the Saudi Arabia side Al Nassr as early as January next year.
At the time of writing, though, he had not said anything in that direction. But following his release from Manchester United and his not being at another club, and Al Nassr throwing a £175m-a-year deal at him, expectations are that he would drop his signature by January.
Ronaldo had a brilliant run this year but stopped short of reaching a key milestone in his career when his Portuguese side crashed out of the World Cup. He had been recorded crying and then laughing toward the end of the clip.
Anyway, all eyes are on him now to see if and when he would ink the deal. At almost 40, although still in top form, he is already in the twilight of his career. Moving to Saudi Arabia wouldn’t be a surprise, either.
It’s happened with other players. And it wouldn’t end with him. Keep your eyes on 2023