Former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo was reportedly pushing for a transfer to Chelsea or Bayern Munich and even threatened to part ways with his agent Jorge Mendes if he failed to get either of those moves. But unfortunately, the Portugal international couldn’t find his desired transfer from Europe after his contract was terminated by Man United.
Ronaldo rather completed a historic move to the Saudi club Al Nassr, which made him the highest-paid football player in the world. As reported by El Mundo, Mendis held talks with Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly and also got in contact with Bayern over the summer, but failed to land Ronaldo his preferred move.
Hence in early January 2023, CR7 subsequently parted ways with Jorge Mendes and brought an end to a successful 20-year partnership.
Now after failing to join any of the aforementioned clubs, Ronaldo’s close friend Ricky Regufe orchestrated his move to the Saudi Arab team Al-Nassr, where he has signed a contract worth £177 million a year ($215m). Addressing this transfer, CR7 expressed excitement about playing in Asia especially after winning everything in Europe. He said, "I am fortunate that I have won everything I set out to win in European football," he explained following the move. "I feel now that this is the right moment to share my experience in Asia.