Offer "confirmed": Cristiano Ronaldo could be set for Saudi side Al Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal during the World Cup match between Portugal v Ghana at the Stadium 974 on November 24, 2022 in Doha Qatar
(Image credit: David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo could be set for Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia after the World Cup.

That's according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano (opens in new tab), who says that CR7 could be set for a move to the Middle East after Al Nassr made a proposal to the former Manchester United forward.

Ronaldo left United with immediate effect on the eve of the tournament and is the only free agent at the World Cup. Since then, there have been plenty of rumours about where he's heading next. 

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has scored at the World Cup and could head to Saudi Arabia after the tournament (Image credit: Getty)

"Cristiano Ronaldo has received a formal proposal from Al Nassr, confirmed," Romano tweeted (opens in new tab). "Almost €200m per season until 2025.

"But… big part is sponsor deals, so it’s not clear yet if image rights can be agreed. Nothing done/signed or decided. Cristiano, focused on World Cup."

Ronaldo's future has come into question with the now 37-year-old's ability much-discussed by pundits and fans. Gary Neville has been one of the more vocal critics of his former team-mates – but has recently talked about how the mentality of Ronaldo could be the difference for Portugal at the World Cup. 

"I watched the Portugal game the other day, I thought first half, the balance of the team was poor where they had Bruno Fernandes on the right with Cristiano Ronaldo up front. That didn't work, we've seen that at United. When [Rafael] Leao came on, Joao Felix and Cristiano were playing [William] Carvalho in midfield and Cristiano moved inside [closer] to Bernardo Silva, they looked pretty good, Portugal. I think that's the way forward for them.

Gary Neville on commentary duties for Sky Sports.

Gary Neville says Cristiano Ronaldo's mentality could be key for Portugal (Image credit: Getty Images)

"They're a good team, Portugal and they've got a man up front with a monster mentality. He'll believe that this is is their moment. He'll think he's winning this World cup, he'll be believe that and that will transmit to his team-mates. 

"He's done that with the Champions League – when Barcelona were so great, he won three Champions Leagues there because he delivers in the big moments. Nothing would surprise me in this tournament from him, although I think it was right he left United and right that United let him go as well. 

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Mark White
Staff Writer

Mark White has been a staff writer on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, writing pieces for both online and the magazine. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also been to the FA Cup and League Cup finals for FFT and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He once saw Tyrone Mings at a petrol station in Bournemouth but felt far too short to ask for a photo.