According to the Daily Mail, the board of Newcastle United are preparing an offer for Cristiano Ronaldo if they qualify for the Champions League.
What’s the news?
Newcastle was taken over by a Saudi Arabian investment company last year and the new owners have so far managed to lead the Magpies from the relegation zone into the top four. If the club manages to make it to Champions League football for next season, the owners would love to see Ronaldo play for Newcastle. While the English club will not be able to afford the Portuguese’s huge salary, the attacker himself may be interested in a return to the Premier League.
Ronaldo is not having a good time in Saudi Arabia at the moment. The striker has failed to win a league win with Al-Nassr this season and has recently come under criticism in the country. For example, he would have made an obscene gesture to some fans who chanted Lionel Messi’s name. Rumors have surfaced in recent weeks that Ronaldo wants to leave the Arab country.
The coming weeks will show whether Ronaldo actually wants to leave Al-Nassr. The rumors surrounding a transfer are getting stronger and the chance that his stay at the club will be limited to half a season seems to be increasing. The question then is what Ronaldo wants to do. He could retire completely or aspire a return to his beloved Sporting Portugal. Still, a return to the Premier League cannot be ruled out, especially if he can sign with a club that plays in the Champions League.