Cristiano Ronaldo’s future after the 2022 World Cup is still up in the air after Manchester United terminated his contract over a controversial interview with British presenter Piers Morgan.
The Portugal international could join Al-Nassr, who made a lucrative offer in their bid to lure him to Saudi Arabia.
According to CNN Portugal, in the event Ronaldo reaches an agreement with the Saudi club, the Portuguese striker will receive around 125 million euros per year and become the highest paid player worldwide.
Agents would receive 24m euros and Ronaldo would earn 250m euros if he signs a two-year contract.
Could Cristiano Ronaldo go to MLS?
Despite these links, there are some who still hope the superstar will move and play in the USA, like David Beckham did.
Bringing a star such as Cristiano Ronaldo to the United States could be a dream come true for MLS directors, as the league has been up and coming, gradually gaining more followers.
Alexi Lalas’ message to Cristiano Ronaldo
Former footballer Alexi Lalas sent a message to the Portuguese striker, warning him that his brand will not grow as much in Saudi Arabia as it would should he move to the MLS.
« For a guy that is so concerned about his brand, and certainly has more money than he can do with, it’s a strange type of thing for him to do, » Lalas told The Tonight Show.
« For 200 million dollars you’ll figure it out, but if the alternative is making less money and I get to go and play and live in Miami or Los Angeles.
« MLS can’t compete with that type of money, but what MLS can give him is a much bigger entre into the American market – he’s already huge in America.
« For a guy that’s cultivated this brand over the years, that might have been more appealing.
« We’ve seen it with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, David Beckham, Thierry Henry or Wayne Rooney.
« The moments they have from a MLS perspective they do go viral, it’s not completely out of sight, out of mind. »
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