Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been offered a mammoth £250 million (almost $300 million) deal to leave Manchester United and culminate his illustrious soccer career in the Middle East. According to CNN Portugal, an unnamed soccer club from Saudi Arabia has offered the mega deal to the Portuguese soccer star. The deal includes a transfer fee of around £25m (around $30 million) that will be paid to Manchester United to sign Ronaldo along with Ronaldo’s salary of £105m per season (approx. $125 million) for two years and a $24 million bonus for the soccer legend’s manager Jorge Mendes. If the rumored mega deal goes through, Ronaldo will become the highest-paid soccer player in the world.
Twelve years after originally leaving for Real Madrid, the 37-year-old returned to Manchester United last summer and finished as the club’s top scorer by netting 24 goals over the entire 2021/22 season. Despite the club’s dreadful last season, Ronaldo stated back in June that he is “very happy” to remain at United. Despite Ronaldo’s absence from United’s pre-season tour due which has been attributed to “family reasons,” the club’s new manager Erik ten Hag has insisted that the soccer star is not for sale. It will be interesting to see if United accepts the transfer fee, which is double the amount paid by the club when it signed Ronaldo from Juventus. But considering the fact that the Portuguese star believes he can still play soccer at the highest level for at least a few years, the move to a Middle Eastern club might be a bit premature.
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