- Dec 11, 2023
- Feb 4, 2023
Star Pourtugees striker Cristiano Ronaldo has sent shockwaves through the football world with a shocking decision. Ronaldo, who has been one of the biggest players in recent years, is likely to retire from the game soon. In a shocking news report, it has been revealed that the Portuguese superstar expressed his desire to finish his illustrious career with Al-Nassr.
In an interview with Saudi journalist Abdulaziz Al-Osaimi, Ronaldo expressed his desire, which has ignited a frenzy of reactions from fans throughout social media. A Saudi journalist broke this story, revealing that Ronaldo had conveyed his intention to remain with Al-Nassr until retirement. This comes after Ronaldo signed a two-and-a half year deal with the club in January, making a surprising transition to the Middle East.
However, speculation abounds regarding whether the 38-year-old Ronaldo is eyeing 2024 as his retirement year from the football world. Ronaldo himself has said in the past that he has no plans to return to European football, a statement that has fueled intrigue about his future. “I’m 100% sure I won’t return to any European club. I’m 38-years-old. European football has lost a lot of quality. The only valid one still doing well is the English Premier League. They’re way ahead of all the other leagues”, he said.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s journey in football took an unexpected turn earlier this year. The Portuguese superstar decided to move from a European club to the Middle East. Ronaldo’s impact on Saudi football has been nothing short of transformative. His arrival sparked a wave of European talent moving to the Saudi Pro League, with players like Karim Benzema, Neymar, and N’Golo Kante following in his footsteps.
However, whatever Ronaldo’s decision turns out to be, it can be safely said that the end of an era is near. Ronaldo will be looking to win the ongoing season with Al Nassr and end his career on a high note. It’s worth noting that Ronaldo’s inclusion in the Saudi League has helped the nation prepare for and bid for the upcoming FIFA World Cups.
Meanwhile, here is how fans reacted on X:
Who was going to buy a 43 year old finished striker 🤯
— kenee (@kene_cx) September 22, 2023
felt weird after imagining him retiring 😭
i can’t take that 😭
— UzUmakiᵐᵃᵈʳᶦᵈᶦˢᵗᵃ (@cristiano7TheG) September 22, 2023
Will be remembered as the greatest player of all time
— 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭 𝐏𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 (@Matt_Pinner) September 22, 2023
Europe will never have CR7 again💔
— Nuel❌ (@NuelTheRipper) September 22, 2023
Happy for him
— Foden⁴⁷ – parody (@FodenPrime) September 22, 2023
Will be remembered as the BEST ❤️
— Shivank (@MUFC_Shivank) September 22, 2023
— حامد.|| (@hamed65654) September 22, 2023
He confessed that he was going to retire to his favorite club, Andorinhas
— GolazoooPT (@GolazoooPT) September 22, 2023
Goat deserve respect!
— Naveen (@nawinaugusto) September 22, 2023
'Yaha bhi messi se aage rehna chahta h'
— RKD Fanclub (@RkdFanclub) September 23, 2023