Cristiano Ronaldo's main suitor revealed as striker receives huge contract offer

Cristiano Ronaldo
(Image credit: Getty)

Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered a mammoth contract by Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr, according to reports, but the former Manchester United striker is yet to decide his next move.

The 37-year-old terminated his Old Trafford deal by mutual consent last month in the wake of a controversial interview with Piers Morgan where he criticised the Premier League side.

Sky Sports News (opens in new tab)writes that the best offer Ronaldo has received so far is from Al-Nassr, but a deal is yet to be completed.

There are several Saudi Arabian teams in the running to sign the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, with the Middle Eastern nation looking like likeliest destination as things stand.

According to the BBC (opens in new tab), Al Nassr’s offer is worth around €200 million per year.

Ronaldo is currently on international duty with Portugal at World Cup 2022 (opens in new tab), where he faces Switzerland in the last 16 on Tuesday.

The striker’s future is unlikely to be decided until his campaign in Qatar is over.

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring a penalty for Portugal against Ghana to become the first player ever to net in five different World Cups.

Ronaldo scored in Portugal's 3-2 win over Ghana (Image credit: Getty Images)

The Portugal captain became the first male player to score in five World Cups (opens in new tab) when he netted from the penalty spot in a 3-2 opening win over Ghana.

He then celebrated scoring against Uruguay, but the goal was awarded to his former United team-mate Bruno Fernandes instead (opens in new tab), as Ronaldo was judged to have not made contact with the ball as he went to head it.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.