After his contract with Manchester United expires, Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly about to get a hefty offer to play in Saudi Arabia’s Pro League.
After delivering an angry interview with Piers Morgan in which he criticized the team, Erik ten Hag, and the Glazers, the 37-year-old left United.
Ronaldo had previously been offered a £210 million contract by the Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal for two seasons. He declined it, though, in order to keep playing football at the top level.
The Telegraph claims that after leaving United, Ronaldo might be presented with a substantial offer to compete in the Pro League of Saudi Arabia.
Ronaldo’s presence in the Middle East, in Saudi Arabia’s opinion, may benefit their joint candidacy for the 2030 World Cup.
The announcement of Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester United was made by the Red Devils on Tuesday in a 67-word statement.
United’s lawyers had been looking to tear his deal up since Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Morgan aired in two parts last week.
A statement released by United on Tuesday evening read: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.
‘The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future.
‘Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch.’
Ronaldo released his own statement following the news, writing: ‘Following conversations with Manchester United, we have mutually agreed to end our contract early.
‘I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change. However, it feels like the right time for me to seek a new challenge. I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future.’