As the country considers Manchester United and Liverpool bids, Cristiano Ronaldo is rumoured to link to Saudi Arabia

Manchester United: Cristiano Ronaldo is currently a free agent after Manchester United recently terminated his contract. The Portugal international gave a controversial interview to the media earlier this month, which is believed to be the reason for his contract termination.

Meanwhile, Premier League giants Manchester United and Liverpool are up for sale. Several investors have been linked to buying them, including the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund. The Glazers family currently owns Manchester United, while Liverpool is under the ownership of Fenway Sports Group.

Cristiano Ronaldo linked with a move to Saudi Arabia

As the country considers offers from Manchester United and Liverpool, Cristiano Ronaldo is rumored to link up with Saudi Arabia
As the country considers offers from Manchester United and Liverpool, Cristiano Ronaldo is rumored to link up with Saudi Arabia

The 37-year-old attacker has been linked with a move to the Saudi League in recent weeks.

Saudi Arabia has shown great ambition in improving its sports portfolio in recent years. They bought Premier League club Newcastle United last year and are now exploring the possibility of buying Manchester United; and Liverpool.

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The signing of Cristiano Ronaldo is also on the agenda of the Saudi Sports Minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal. In his interview with Sky Sports (via CNBC), he said: “Who wouldn’t want me to play in his league? He is a role model for many young players, him and Messi.

Cristiano Ronaldo has also been linked with Chelsea and Newcastle United in recent weeks. It is likely that he will make a decision about his future after the ongoing FIFA World Cup.

Meanwhile, the Saudi league has attracted a number of top players in recent years. Ever Banega, David Ospina and Luciano Vietto are some of the most popular players currently plying their trades in the league.

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FIFA World Cup 2022: Cristiano Ronaldo on goal in Portugal vs Ghana

Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Portugal during their 3-2 win against Ghana in the FIFA World Cup on Thursday. The former Manchester United attacker opened the scoring in Portugal vs. Ghana from the penalty spot in the 65th minute of the game.

Joao Felix and Rafael also found the back of the net during the game, while Andre Ayew and Osman Bukari were among Ghana’s goals.

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The Portugal team is among the most talented in the FIFA World Cup. They are widely considered to be the frontrunners to lift the trophy.

The Selecao will face Uruguay on November 29 before taking on South Korea on December 2. Cristiano Ronaldo is likely to play a key role for his team in both games.

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