Cristiano Ronaldo has signed for Al Nassr after the president and members of the Saudi club travelled to Madrid to close a deal that was negotiated in the middle of the World Cup, as reported by Marca.
It has been 40 days of tension, and ups and downs. Ronaldo denied everything during the World Cup, but at that moment he knew that his future lay in Saudi Arabia. At the time, he did not want any distractions, but negotiations were progressing and the striker was aware of everything that was going on.
It all started when Ronaldo gave an interview that spelled the end for him as a Manchester United player. From that moment on, the Portuguese knew about Al Nassr’s proposal, but he also realised that staying in top-level European football was practically impossible.
The offer and the subsequent negotiations have been carried out by Ricardo Regufe, a person very close to Ronaldo for many years and who in this case has carried the weight of the talks until Friday afternoon. Jorge Mendes had no involvement in the Portuguese’s deal Al Nassr.
The storm during the World Cup, first with being left on the bench and then with the elimination against Morocco, led Ronaldo to stay in Madrid. During those days, he returned to Real Madrid’s training facilities, and he waited for a call that did not come, that of Real Madrid, according to Madrid-based outlet Marca.