Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo tried hard to get away from the Red Devils and their manager Erik Ten Hag this summer, but no buyer was willing to shell out $ 30 million a year to sign the Portuguese star. while other clubs could not afford such figures.
Now, according to CNN Portugal, CR7 could have signed the richest contract ever in the history of football, and one of the richest in any sport, with Al-Hilal, a Saudi club in Riyadh. The owners of the club would have offered € 242 million over two years.
Cristiano Ronaldo would have refused 242 million euros for two years!
In July there was talk of an arrival in Rome, from Mourinho, who would have found him again after his time with Real Madrid, then at Napoli. Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Sporting Lisbon and even Barcelona seemed to have shown interest in him, but in the end it was always a stalemate.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal of the season with a penalty to Moldovan Sherif Tiraspol. For the ex-Real Madrid and Juventus champion it is the goal number 699 in his career. Ten Hag would seem totally willing to include him in the project, as he said he wanted to do already in his first interviews: "Cristiano Ronaldo is part of the project and now that he has finally unlocked I think the goals will come, we could have expected this opaque period, given the absence in pre-season. Now, however, he will have to work hard to get back to his form levels."