Cristiano Ronaldo could receive offers from Saudi Arabia and Brazil after leaving Manchester United, but Real Madrid are not keen on bringing him back.
Ronaldo’s contract at Old Trafford was terminated this week following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan. (opens in a new tab)
According sky sports (opens in a new tab)Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal are ‘studying a deal’ for Ronaldo and are said to be willing to sell striker Odion Ighalo to pave the way for a transfer.
It’s not the first time that Ronaldo has been linked with Saudi Arabia.
He reportedly received an offer worth £305million from the country over the summer, which Ronaldo said he turned down during the recent Talk TV interview.
But Saudi Sports Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal recently hinted that a decision could be revived.
“Who wouldn’t want him to play in his league? he said to News from heaven.
“He’s a role model for a lot of young players – him and Messi.”
Another club interested in the 37-year-old is Brazilian club Flamengo, according to Veja. (opens in a new tab)
The Copa Libertadores champions are exploring a deal to sign Ronaldo for three months so he can compete in the FIFA Club World Cup, but negotiations have yet to begin.
Another option that has been mentioned in recent media reports (opens in a new tab) is a return to Real Madrid, but AS (opens in a new tab) writes that the Spanish giants have ruled out the possibility.
They say Ronaldo won’t be returning to his former club and he’s not seen as part of the club’s plans.
Ronaldo is currently in Qatar as captain of Portugal’s World Cup campaign. (opens in a new tab)
He scored a penalty in their first 3-2 win over Ghana on Thursday, becoming the first men’s player to score in five World Cups. (opens in a new tab)