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Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Europe after 1 year contract – Al Nassr coach confirms



Al Nassr manager Rudi Garcia has admitted Cristiano Ronaldo will leave the club in order to finish his career in Europe.

The 38-year-old has his Manchester United contract terminated in November after he gave a controversial interview to Piers Morgan, in which he criticised the club’s facilities and said he had a lack of respect for Erik ten Hag.

Ronaldo signed a record-breaking deal with Saudi club Al Nassr that sees the forward earn a reported £175m-a-year.

The two-year deal would take Ronaldo past his 40th birthday if he remains in Saudi Arabia and the Portugal captain certainly had a lack of offers elsewhere before he joined the club.

But former Roma boss Garcia, who now manages Ronaldo in Riyadh, says Ronaldo will return to Europe before he retires.

‘Cristiano Ronaldo is a positive addition, as he helps to disperse defenders,’ said Garcia.

‘He is one of the best players in the world. He will not finish his career at Al Nassr, he will return to Europe.

Ronaldo is yet to score in two appearances for the club and they were knocked out of the cup in the semi-finals by rivals Al Ittihad last week.

Garcia says Ronaldo’s new team-mates shouldn’t be fixated on passing him the ball and that it’s important not to be overawed by him.


source: Metro

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