Sports journalist Saud Al-Sarami, a former spokesman for Saudi club Al-Nasr, has revealed the name of the Saudi team that has submitted a bid to include Manchester United’s Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo.
A press release published by CNN in its Portuguese version yesterday, Monday, said the Saudi club had begun talks to include Ronaldo without revealing the name of the club.
The network confirmed in its report that the Saudi team’s offer includes €30 million, a deal value for Manchester United and Ronaldo’s annual salary of €125 million a year, €250 million over two years which is the duration of the contract and €20 million as a commission to his agent (Portuguese Jorge Mendes).
But Saud Al-Sarami has revealed through his personal Twitter account the name of the Saudi club that wants to include Ronaldo.
Al-Sarami wrote: “CNN Portuguese News
True, Al Hilal Club is meant.
CNN Portuguese News
However, the stated amount is incorrect.
This is much less than reported by a channel close to the world star Cristiano Ronaldo. #CRpic.twitter.com/Yl1IvHoMfQ
— Saud Al-Sarami | Saud Al-Sarami (@L9arami) July 13, 2022
He added: “But the amount shown is incorrect as it is much less than what was announced by the channel close to the world star Cristiano Ronaldo.”
It is worth noting that the Portuguese newspaper Rekord confirmed that Ronaldo turned down an offer made to him to play in Saudi Arabia due to his desire to continue playing at the highest level of football despite his advanced age.
Speculation and rumors about Ronaldo’s future and fate intensified after the English media announced that the Portuguese star had informed Manchester United management of his desire to leave Old Trafford this summer.