Cristiano Ronaldo REFUTES transfer rumours, looks forward to sharing stage with Karim Benzema & Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo denies transfer rumours after disappointing Al Nassr season, says Karim Bezema, Lionel Messi will improve Saudi Pro League
Cristiano Ronaldo has refuted wanting to return to Europe following a dismal start to his career at Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassri. Ronaldo’s first season in Saudi Arabia ended with Al-Nassr finishing second in the Saudi Pro League. The former Real Madrid player was also spotted looking forward to reuniting with archrival Lionel Messi and former colleague Karim Benzema on the stage. Both of whom have been strongly linked to relocating to the Arab country. Follow All Football LIVE Updates and Scores on InsideSport.IN
” I am happy and I want to continue and I will continue here. Next season the team will be better. We have improved in the last 5 or 6 months, and I am confident that we will win titles soon.” insisted Ronaldo.
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After his contract at Manchester United expired in January, Ronaldo joined Al-Nassri on a free transfer. The 38-year-old scored 14 goals in 16 games for his team in the Saudi Pro League, but they were unable to overtake eventual league champions Al-Ittihad, ending fifth.
Ronaldo appeared to reaffirm his plans to remain in Saudi Arabia by claiming that his family and he are content with life in the Gulf. The rumours about a prospective move to one of Europe’s top are still circulating and are expected to do so over the summer.
The finest European stars who will be playing in Saudi Arabia next season may not only be onaldo. While Lionel Messi has been linked to Al-Hilal, Karim Benzema is reportedly on his way to Al-Ittihad this summer. Ronaldo said he would be pleased to have the former Real Madrid great and the legendary former Barcelona player join him in the league.
The star cited, “They are welcome…the league will improve, and it currently has wonderful foreign and Arab players.”
On June 17, Ronaldo will play for Portugal against Bosnia in a Euro 2024 qualifying match. He had a muscular strain four days earlier and was given a break before Portugal’s June matches against Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iceland in the European Championship qualifying round.