Cristiano Ronaldo did not turn down an offer to play in the Saudi League. Fahd bin Nafel, president of Al Hilal club, explained the reason for not making the transfer.
During the summer there was a lot of talk about the possible transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo. The famous Portuguese made it clear that he wanted to leave Manchester United to play in the Champions League.
However, there were no offers from clubs competing in this competition. On the other hand, others appeared. Al Hilal Saudi Club lured him with a lot of money. Reportedly, Ronaldo could earn up to £2m a week on a two-year contract.
However, the sudden transfer did not happen. According to Fahd bin Nafel, president of Al-Hilal club, the reason was not the decision of the footballer.
Yes, we negotiated with Ronaldo this summer. He did not refuse. The problem was not the money or the terms of the contract – Khan Don Navel.
Al Hilal is able to bring in any world football star. We were prevented from doing so by a decision of the Sports Arbitration Center. Despite the transfer ban, we did not stop negotiating with the players, but we delayed entering the final stage of the talks The club president explained.
Many famous players play with Al Hilal. This includes Luciano Vito, who was linked with Atletico Madrid, or Odion Ighalo, who was even a Manchester United player.
Ronaldo has started most of Manchester United’s matches this season on the bench. In eight matches, he scored one goal.
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