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Cristiano Ronaldo has shock 'Newcastle United clause in Al-Nassr contract', it's the first of its kind

Marcus Chan

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Cristiano Ronaldo has shock 'Newcastle United clause in Al-Nassr contract', it's the first of its kind

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly has a clause in his Al-Nassr contract that allows him to leave for a Champions League club.

After weeks of speculation about his future, it was announced on Friday that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner had signed for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.

The club said on social media: “History in the making. This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves. Welcome @Cristiano to your new home @AlNassrFC.”

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It was reported that Ronaldo signed a two-year deal with huge wages. However, according to Spanish news outlet Fichajes, Ronaldo has a clause in his Al-Nassr contract that allows him to leave for Premier League club Newcastle United.

For that move to happen, Eddie Howe’s side will have to first qualify for the Champions League. If they manage to secure a place in the competition, there will be an option for Ronaldo to join Newcastle on a loan deal as they are owned by the Saudi backed public investment fund.

The Magpies have had quite a start to the 22/23 season, they are currently basking in great form as they find themselves third in the Premier League table, only two points behind reigning champions Manchester City.

However, it will take a huge effort for them to fend off the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Chelsea for a place in the top four.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Manager Howe previously spoke about his side’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League.

He said: “I don’t know about that, I just think for us, we’ve just committed to every game.

“We haven’t thought about any permutation or any consequence of the games, we’ve just tried to win them and think that’s the best way for us to attack the second half of the season as well.”

Next up for Newcastle will be a huge test against highflying league leaders Arsenal.

Will Newcastle finish in the top four? Let us know in the comments.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Al-Nassr

Topics: Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo, Newcastle United, Al Nassr, Football

Marcus Chan
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