Cristiano Ronaldo destroyed by KFC after ‘agreeing’ £173m-a-year Saudi contract

KFC have mocked Cristiano Ronaldo ‘s potential role at Al-Nassr amid reports he has signed a multi-million pound deal.

The Portuguese superstar is unattached and on the lookout for a new club after his contract with Manchester United was terminated. The Red Devils and the player mutually agreed to part ways after his explosive tell-all interview with Piers Morgan made a return to Old Trafford impossible.

Saudi Arabia could now be his next destination with Al-Nassr set to pay him €200m-a-year should he signed a two-and-a-half year deal. A switch to the Middle East would see him team up with Cameroon star Vincent Aboubakar – and KFC have joked that Ronaldo would play second fiddle.

They said on Twitter : “Decent back up to Aboubakar tbf.” Aboubakar has showcased his quality at the World Cup and his two goals – including the winner against Brazil – are more than Ronaldo has managed thus far in Qatar.

Aboubakar, who was sent-off in stoppage time as he celebrated his goal against the Brazilians, moved to Saudi Arabia in June last year having been prolific at Porto and Besiktas prior to that. Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina is also among Al-Nassr’s squad.

Ronaldo has been linked with a Manchester exit back in the summer but, despite his stellar career, there was a lack of possible options for the 37-year-old. The forward would demand huge wages and the likes of Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Napoli were all touted as buyers, but none came forward.

Cristiano Ronaldo is weighing up his next move with a huge offer reportedly on the table from Saudi Arabia

Cristiano Ronaldo is weighing up his next move with a huge offer reportedly on the table from Saudi Arabia
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Morgan, who retains a personal relationship with Ronaldo, claimed the forward wasn’t seeking a major pay day to end his career with his priority being remaining in the Champions League as he looks to stay top of the all-time goal scoring charts with Lionel Messi 11 behind him.

“He thinks that if he does well at this World Cup, he’ll get what he really wants,” said Morgan. “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.”

Former United forward Odion Ighalo, who currently plays in Saudi Arabia, is hoping Ronaldo joins him but expects him to chase a European club. Cristiano Ronaldo is hugely ambitious, and I think he will want to play in a Champions League team and end his career well, but you never can say,” he told The Athletic. “He has the decision to make. I wish him all the best in that decision, and hopefully, he does come to Saudi Arabia. I would love for him to come to Saudi because he would boost the league and add more fanbase to the league.”

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