Cristiano Ronaldo wanted Real Madrid to offer a move. After a dramatic departure from Manchester United,was not quite ready to leave Europe, and if rumors are to be believed, the 37-year-old Portuguese legend waited for his previous club Real Madrid to sign him for a little period of time, according to MARCA.
Although the club’s owners and supporters hold him in great regard for his enormous contribution during his time at the Spanish club, Los Blancos has stated that they are unable to organize a return for him. Ronaldo’s arrival would only make things difficult for Carlo Ancelloti, who is already leading Real Madrid through a total team change.
Despite their enormous €200 million offer, rumors claim Cristiano Ronaldo did not immediately accept to join the Saudi club. He apparently delayed making a choice to see if any other offers, such as one from his former Spanish club, would come his way.
After Portugal’s elimination from the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar’s quarterfinals, the Real Madrid legend asked to practice at the elite facilities of the Spanish club. In honor of Ronaldo’s legacy at the Santiago Bernabeau, the club allowed him to train for as many days as he desired. The former Real Madrid legend, though, reportedly awaited a call from the club owners upon his return to the Spanish city.
With just 438 games for the Spanish club, Cristiano Ronaldo has had a wildly successful career at the Bernabeu, winning four Champions League titles, tallying an incredible 450 goals, and dishing out 131 assists. While playing for Real Madrid, he also received four Ballon d’Or titles.
Though it is amusing to imagine what could have happened had Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid, it is undeniable that his switch to Al Nassr has sent shockwaves across Asia. The arrival of the legendary Portuguese forward in Saudi Arabia will have a significant positive impact on the growth of football not just in the Middle East but also in the entire continent.
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