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Ronaldo offered a transfer to Saudi Arabia

Cristiano Ronaldo will have more offers to move to Saudi Arabia next year, according to football chief Yasser Al-Misehal.

The striker, 37, has told Manchester United he wants to leave the club in June in search of Champions League football.

Ronaldo couldn’t find a suitable club to join and this led to Saudi side Al-Hilal making an offer.

Al-Hilal have reportedly offered CR7 a two-year deal worth a staggering £211m – which equates to £2m a week.

But he rejected the offer as well as a proposal from Al-Nassr.

Despite this, the president of the Saudi Football Federation Al-Misehal believes that more offers will be made by Saudi clubs next year.

He told The Athletic: “We would like to see a player like Cristiano Ronaldo play in the Saudi league.

“It would bring huge positive feedback and it would be great news for everyone. I’m sure everyone knows Cristiano Ronaldo’s achievements and records, but also as a player who is a great role model.

“I think, ‘Why not?’ I’m sure it would be a very expensive deal, of course, but we can see our clubs getting higher incomes over the last couple of years.

“We have already seen great players who used to play in the Premier League come to the Saudi league.

“I love Cristiano Ronaldo as a player and would love to see him play in Saudi Arabia.”

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