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03rd Jan 2023

Cristiano Ronaldo speaks about the other offers he received after Al-Nassr move

Robert Redmond

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“Many tried to sign me.”

Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he rejected several other offers before signing for Al-Nassr.

Ronaldo said that he wanted to take the ‘unique opportunity’ to play for the Saudi Arabian club following his exit from Manchester United.

The Portugal captain, 37, was presented to the media on Tuesday after signing a contract worth a reported €200m a year.

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Ronaldo says he rejected several offers to sign for Al-Nassr.

“I can say now I had many opportunities in Europe, many clubs in Brazil, Australia, USA, even in Portugal many tried to sign me,” Ronaldo told reporters.

“But I gave my word to this club not only to develop the club but the country. I know what I want, but I also know what I don’t want.”

Ronaldo said during his controversial interview with Piers Morgan in November that he wanted to continue playing at the highest level of football.

It has also been widely reported in recent months that Ronaldo was desperate to play in the Champions League again.

The former Real Madrid star, however, told reporters on Tuesday that he feels he has achieved everything possible in European football, and therefore it was the right time to move on.

“In Europe, my work is done, I won everything,” he said.

“I played in the most important clubs in Europe and for me, it’s now a new challenge.”

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