Since his departure from Manchester United, fans have been wondering what is next for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The 37-year-old is currently playing for Portugal at the World Cup but after the tournament has concluded he will likely make a decision on his future. However, as of this moment, there aren’t many offers for the forward.
Numerous outlets confirmed a bid for Ronaldo by Saudi club Al Nassr, with Spanish newspaper Marca stating that the forward has accepted their offer. Reports in England say Ronaldo has received an offer but is yet to accept it.
If Ronaldo was to accept Al Nassr’s offer he would reportedly earn £175m over the span of two-and-a-half years with the Saudi Arabian club, making him the highest-paid player in the history of the sport.
With Saudi Arabia hoping to host the World Cup in 2030, it is likely that he would be positioned as the face of the Saudi Professional League and a key part of their bid. But what about the pedigree of the side he would join, Al Nassr?
Al Nassr are one of the better teams in Saudi Arabia, but they would be hoping to significantly improve with Ronaldo in the side. They last won the league in the 2018/19 season before coming runners-up the following campaign.
The last trophy they won was the Saudi Super Cup in 2020, but they haven’t won the AFC Champions League since 1995, something they will hope to do with the UEFA Champions League all-time top goalscorer.
In terms of his teammates, fans may remember former Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina who resides between the sticks and former Bayern Munich midfielder Luis Gustavo.
Vincent Aboubakar, who had a starring role for Cameroon in the World Cup and we be remembered for his winning goal against Brazil and the subsequent celebration which saw him receive a second yellow card, currently leads the line alongside the Brazillian Talisca.
Al Nassr are managed by Rudi Garcia, who before taking the job in Saudi Arabia was the manager of Lyon till 2021, and briefly was linked with the United job before Erik ten Hag was appointed manager.