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Cristiano Ronaldo is 'torn between Newcastle United and Al-Nassr FC'

Nasir Jabbar

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Cristiano Ronaldo is 'torn between Newcastle United and Al-Nassr FC'

Cristiano Ronaldo is 'torn between Newcastle United and Al-Nassr FC', according to sensational reports.

The 37-year-old is to leave Man United by mutual consent with immediate effect following his controversial interview with Piers Morgan last week.

His interview with Morgan saw him take aim at the club's infrastructure, Erik ten Hag as well as former boss Ralf Rangnick and ex-teammate Wayne Rooney.

Ronaldo has released a statement in wake of his Man United exit, saying the time is right to 'seek a new challenge' ahead of the second half of the season.

St James' Park, home of Newcastle United. Image: Alamy
St James' Park, home of Newcastle United. Image: Alamy

"Following talks with Manchester United, we’ve mutually agreed to end our contract," the statement reads.

"I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change.

"It feels like the right time to seek a new challenge.

"I wish Man Utd all the best."

It appears Ronaldo could STILL remain in England and continue to ply his trade in the Premier League this campaign.

That's according to Jose Felix Diaz, who claims the superstar forward is 'torn between Newcastle and Al-Nassr'.

The Saudi-backed Magpies, who sit third in the table, could afford to take on Ronaldo and make a move for the player as they look to qualify for the Champions League.

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But Eddie Howe's team face stiff competition from Al-Nassr, with the president of the Saudi Arabia Football Association, Yasser Al-Misehal, hoping to lure the five-time Ballon d'Or winner to the Middle East.

"We would love to see a player like Cristiano Ronaldo playing in the Saudi league," he told The Athletic.

"It would bring a huge positive feedback and it would be big news for everyone. I’m sure everyone knows the achievements and records of Cristiano Ronaldo, but also as a player who is a great role model.

"I think, 'Why not?'. I’m sure it would be a very expensive deal, of course, but we can see our clubs getting higher revenues in the past couple of years.

"We have already seen some big players who used to play in the Premier League come to the Saudi league."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Newcastle United, Football

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