New Piers Morgan revelation throws spanner in works of proposed Cristiano Ronaldo move to Al-Nassr

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League, Group E football match between Real Sociedad and Manchester United on November 3, 2022 at Reale Arena in San Sebastian

Cristiano Ronaldo’s confidante Piers Morgan has revealed there are no guarantees the former Manchester United forward will sign a proposed big-money deal with Al-Nassr.

The 37-year-old is currently a free agent after his second spell at Old Trafford was cut short in acrimonious circumstances after he was found to be in breach of contract following his explosive tell-all interview with Morgan.

The Portugal star looks to be on the brink of signing a lucrative contract with Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia. Indeed, the deal is set to net him an outrageous £439million over the course of a two-year deal.

Morgan, however, believes those claims are premature. And he states that Ronaldo still believes he can secure a move to a Champions League club.

Morgan told the Daily Telegraph: “He thinks that if he does well at this World Cup, he’ll get what he really wants, which is a club in the Champions League that extends his record and his legacy.

“It’s not about money at this stage of his career.

“It comes down to a burning desire to play football at the highest level, to break records and win trophies. And he has done that in more countries than any other player in history.”

Ronaldo initially wanted out of United in the summer, when he ordered his agent Jorge Mendes to find him a new club.

And with game time under Erik ten Hag becoming scarce, the same approach was taken for January until the bombshell interview with Morgan eventually forced him out.

Bayern rule themselves out of the running – again

Both Chelsea and Bayern Munich were initially linked with Ronaldo before the now infamous chat.

However, when asked about a possible move for Ronaldo, Bayern Munich’s CEO Oliver Kahn was clear in his answer.

The German said on Tuesday: “We have a clear idea. A clear philosophy of how our squad should be put together.

“We all appreciate him, there’s no discussion. We all love Cristiano Ronaldo, but that’s something that doesn’t fit into our idea.”

Ronaldo, meanwhile, is now preparing for Portugal’s final World Cup group game against South Korea on Friday.

The veteran forward notched in their opening win over Ghana. That strike made him the only male player to score in five different World Cup tournaments.

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