Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Al Nassr ever since its announcement has been met with quite a few naysayers who have brought back the star’s words to hurt him and ridicule his move to the Saudi Arabian league.
For some of his critics, there have been narratives that the Portuguese had very few suitors coming for him hence his eventual move to Saudi Arabia with Al Nassr.
However, the 5-time golden ball winner has debunked such suggestions, revealing is move had more to do with the honor of his word to the club and little to do with suitors flying in for his signature.
Before deciding to join Al Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo said that teams from all over the world sought to sign him.
On Tuesday, the 37-year-old was giving a speech during his official presentation.
He claimed that instead of moving to Saudi Arabia, he might have been playing in Europe or the United States.
Ronaldo will make a staggering £173 million a year thanks to his expensive contract.
“Nobody knows but I can say now that I had many opportunities in Europe. Many clubs in Brazil, in Australia, in the US even in Portugal, many clubs tried to sign me.
“But I had given Al Nassr my word,” Ronaldo said.