The five-time Ballon d’Or winner dropped the bombshell throughout an occasion in Madrid on Wednesday and spoke of Karim Benzema’s transfer to Saudi Arabia.
Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted an curiosity in changing into a soccer membership proprietor as soon as his enjoying profession has ended.
The 38-year-old is in Madrid along with his associate, Georgina Rodriguez, following the tip of his debut Saudi Professional League marketing campaign with Al Nassr.
Throughout an occasion on Wednesday, Ronaldo was quizzed on the prospect of changing into the proprietor of a soccer membership, like fellow Actual Madrid icons Ronaldo Nazario and David Beckham, whose Inter Miami workforce is about to signal Lionel Messi.
“I don’t rule it out,” mentioned Cristiano as quoted on the Spanish TV community, Antena 3.
“We’ll see how soccer and the leagues evolve, I considered it years in the past. Sooner or later, I wish to.”
‘I knew I might open the field’
On Tuesday, Ronaldo’s former Actual Madrid teammate Karim Benzema, the present Ballon d’Or holder, grew to become the most recent massive title to maneuver to Saudi Arabia.
The 35-year-old Frenchman signed a two-year contract with Al Ittihad. His take care of the Saudi Professional League champions consists of an choice for a 3rd season. Whereas his wage has not been formally disclosed, he may reportedly earn round €400 million.
“I knew I might go to Arabia and open the ‘field.’” Ronaldo, who joined Al Nassr in January, mentioned about Benzema.
“It is going to be probably the most vital leagues on the planet inside three years.”
The Portuguese ace predicted: “Karim has gone and plenty of extra will comply with.”
Certainly, a number of gamers have been touted for strikes to Saudi Arabia. Lionel Messi was on the prime of the record, however that’s now not possible. The Argentine has introduced he plans to depart Paris Saint-Germain for MLS membership Inter Miami.
Different gamers reportedly linked with Saudi golf equipment embody N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Sergio Busquets, Ilkay Gundogan, Jordi Alba, Alexis Sanchez, Adama Traore, and Wilfried Zaha.
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— A (@IconicCristiano) June 7, 2023