Cristiano Ronaldo ‘set for another mega-money transfer bid from Saudi Arabia’ after rejecting £210m contract in summer

RON THE MOVE CRISTIANO RONALDO is set to receive another big-money offer to go and play in Saudi Arabia, according to reports.

The Portuguese forward is a free agent after having his Manchester United contract terminated on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to be in action for Portugal this afternoon.
Ronaldo, 37, turned down a two-year deal worth a staggering £211million from Saudi side Al-Hilal last summer.

At the time he decided that he wasn’t done with European football just yet.

But following his acrimonious Old Trafford departure, A Saudi Pro League side is set to try again for his signature.

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According to the Telegraph, the Middle Eastern country want to use Ronaldo as the face of their bid for the 2030 World Cup.

Saudi Arabia are plotting a joint-bid with Greece and Egypt to host the tournament.

If the bid is successful, it would be the first World Cup to be held in three different continents.

For now, Ronaldo is focused on captaining his country this winter in Qatar.

Portugal kick off their latest World Cup campaign against Ghana this afternoon.

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Ahead of the game, Ronaldo skipped press duties – with former Man United team-mate Bruno Fernandes stepping in for him.

Opening up on the potentially awkward situation, Fernandes said: “It was good for me while it lasted.

“Now Cristiano has taken a different decision for his career and his family and we have to respect that.

“I haven’t discussed the topic with Cris. We’re all focused on the national team and the World Cup.

“I don’t feel uncomfortable. I don’t have to pick a side. It was a dream come true to play with Cristiano [at United] but nothing lasts forever.

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“We know what the World Cup means to Cristiano and his focus has always been there. He didn’t tell me about his decision.

“It’s a personal decision and it concerns him and his family. We haven’t talked about it.

“Everyone here is focused on the goal, the national team and the World Cup.”
Bruno Fernandes addressed the potentially awkward situation.

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