Mercato: Cristiano Ronaldo on the verge of joining Lionel Messi?

Passionate about sport, cinema and television (on screen as well as behind) since his childhood, Bernard has been a journalist for 10 Sport since 2018. More skilful with the keyboard in hand than with the ball, he decided to mainly cover a much-loved sport, criticized and hated both (football) and a sport that is not (wrestling).


Cold with Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo left the Premier League training even before the opening of the winter transfer window and finds himself today in the shoes of a free agent. The Portuguese could now join Saudi Arabia according to the foreign press, a way for him to pocket an XXL salary while occupying the role of ambassador for the country. A function already occupied by Lionel Messi.

Is Cristiano Ronaldo preparing to leave Europe, after making footballing history at Manchester Unitedto Real Madrid or even at the Juventus ? According to brand, this scenario is close to seeing the light of day. The Spanish daily dropped a bomb this Wednesday by revealing that the Portuguese striker had reached an agreement with the Saudi clubAl Nassr, for a two-and-a-half-year contract and an annual salary estimated at more than €200 million. Never seen.

A historic agreement is mentioned between CR7 and Saudi Arabia

On his side, ESPN mentions a three-and-a-half-year lease, with a total salary of more than €350 million. If the figures are not yet precise, cristiano Ronaldo would sign a historic lease anyway if he agreed to join Saudi Arabia. A way for him to end his career in a less upscale championship, but also to occupy a new position.

Cristiano Ronaldo could become an ambassador

According ESPN, cristiano Ronaldo could become ambassador for Saudi Arabia. In any case, this would be the will of the country, which hopes to see the fivefold Ballon d’Or arrive in its national championship in order to maximize its chances of obtaining the organization of the 2030 World Cup. If it gave its approval, cristiano Ronaldo would thus find his lifelong rival, Lionel Messi.

Messi already close to Saudi Arabia, a future transfer in sight?

If he evolves PSGunder the Qatari flag since 2011, Lionel Messi has also been one of Saudi Arabia’s ambassadors for several months. The number 30 of the Parisian club was present in Jeddah on May 9 to promote the country of which he is the tourism ambassador. A partnership of around €30m per year according to several sources, which is criticized, including in Argentina where we also hope to host the 2030 World Cup. It remains to be seen whether The Pulga will in turn be tempted by a sporting adventure in Saudi Arabia, while the Catalan media Sport revealed recently that the country was obviously ready to welcome him. ” If I dream of Messi? We want to talk about it after the World Cup », declared Yasser Al-Misehalpresident of the Saudi Football Federation, before the match between the Saudis andAlbiceleste (2-1) in the World Cup. After Qatar, another Gulf country is determined to shake up the football world.

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