Cristiano Ronaldo has disclosed that he rejected a $305 million offer to join a Saudi club last summer because he was “happy” playing for Manchester United.
Ronaldo claimed in an interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV that Saudi club Al-Hilal had offered him a two-year contract that would have made him the highest-paid footballer in the world. Ronaldo revealed that he declined the offer because he was pleased playing for Manchester United at the time.
“It is true, yes it is true,” he disclosed. “But what the press keep saying, the garbage that nobody wants me, which is completely wrong. I was happy here to be honest, I was motivated to do a great season here. But they [the media] continue to repeat that nobody wants Cristiano.”
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Ironically, Ronaldo’s rejection of a move away from United comes after numerous teams, including Manchester City, Bayern Munich, and Sporting CP, have distanced themselves from him. Following a now-infamous interview that sent shockwaves through the club, even his own dressing room apparently wants him to leave before the end of the World Cup.
After missing Portugal’s thrashing of Nigeria due to a stomach virus, Ronaldo will be eager to play in the Selecao’s opening World Cup match against Ghana on Thursday.
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