$500 Million Worth Cristiano Ronaldo, Who Received a $225 Million Offer From a Saudi Club, Gets Rejected by 6X European Champions

Published 11/30/2022, 4:15 AM EST
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Soccer legend Cristiano Ronaldo is making headlines every passing day. Not only are his on-the-field controversies but also the off-the-field news around him are in focus. It looks like not everything is going well, especially after an interview with Piers Morgan.

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Ronaldo is subject to transfer speculations now that Manchester United has ended his contract with mutual consent. He has a tremendous offer from Saudi Arabia, but the player is looking for an elite European club move. His agent has been offering Ronaldo to various European giants, with Bayern Munich among those clubs. Amidst the transfer rumors, Bayern Munich has made an important statement.

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Bayern Munich ends speculations over signing Ronaldo

Recently, Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has reiterated the fact that Bayern is clear in its philosophy over the signings. This is the second time Kahn has rejected the idea of signing Ronaldo. However, the first time Bayern rejected the move for the player was in the summer transfer window.

Kahn said, “I can rule out a move for Ronaldo. We’ve considered it, we all love Ronaldo but strategy is different. We’ve a clear idea, philosophy of how our squad should be put together”.

Cristiano Ronaldo was looking for a move in the summer in search of the UEFA Champions League soccer. Manchester United failed to qualify for this year’s edition despite of his heroics last season. His agent, Jorge Mendes, offered Ronaldo to many European heavyweights, including the likes of Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, Napoli, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich.

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The biggest constraint on the move for Ronaldo was his age and salary demands. Although in the last stages of the summer transfer window, he lowered his salary demands significantly, a transfer to any of the mentioned clubs didn’t happen. The player will hope for things to change as he is now available on a free transfer in January. The ongoing FIFA edition is a perfect stage to showcase that he still has left elite soccer.

Cristiano Ronaldo has a big monetary offer from Saudi Arabia

Many European pundits believe Ronaldo has already played his last game in European soccer. His future lies outside Europe, with MLS or Gulf countries being the favored destinations. These destinations will be attractive given that the money Ronaldo will receive will be huge compared to European clubs.

One such offer that has made headlines is the one from Saudi Arabia. In his interview with Piers Morgan, he said about the £350 million offer from a Saudi club in the summer and that he turned down the offer.

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Nonetheless, the Saudi club has once again come up with a big offer for Ronaldo. It is believed the offer is around $225 million per season, which includes salary and advertising agreements. The deal is set to be for around two and a half years. However, only time will tell whether Ronaldo accepts the offer or not. Currently, the Portuguese superstar is completely focused on Qatar WC as the captain of his national team.

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Nikhil Nibe

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Nikhil is a Soccer writer at EssentiallySports. He is a pharmaceutics graduate holding a PG degree in management with marketing as a specialization. A sales professional since 2011, he decided to change the course of his career into a sports writer to follow his passion for Soccer.

Edited By: Sreeda U M

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