Cristiano Ronaldo Toying With Defenders
Saudi Arabia caused shoc’kwaves on Thursday morning amid international media rep’orts that an unnamed club in the country has offered aro’und $300 million to sign Cristiano Ronaldo on a two-year de’al.
The 37-year-old has made it cl’ear that he wants to leave Manchester United, with talk of h’is next club dominating discussion during the summer tra’nsfer market.
There have already been some big si’gnings this summer that make the next season of the S’audi Professional League (SPL) an exciting prosp’ect. Al-Nassr, under new coach Rudi Garcia, have mo’ved quickly to bring in David Ospina and Ghis’lain
Konan and have been link’ed to Miralem Pjanic of Barcelona. Champions Al-Hi’lal boast a host of stars in their team, Al-Ittihad is loo’king to rebuild under new Portuguese coach Nuno Esp’irito Santo and Al-Shabab also has major ambitions.
Ronaldo may be aging and, in rela’tive terms, not the all-round force he once was, but he is sti’ll a supreme professional as demonstrated by his 18 go’als in the English Premier League in the season ju’st completed.
The former Juventus man would ea’sily be the biggest star to ever play in As’ia.