Last summer, striker Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, appeared to make it clear to Manchester United officials that he wanted to leave Old Trafford, but ended up staying due to a lack of interest from European suitors. Ronaldo, on the other hand, was the subject of an astronomical offer in the Middle East.
During an interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV, ronaldo He confirmed rumors that Saudi club Al-Hilal had offered him a mammoth £305 million (around ₹3,000 cr) two-year contract, making him the highest-paid footballer in the world. However, Ronaldo also admitted that he turned down the offer. Because he was happily playing for Manchester United at the time.
What exactly does Cristiano Ronaldo say?
Cristiano Ronaldo during the interview has talked about many things about his recent experiences in manchester united. He also talked about how he received offers to play for different clubs around the world.
He said: “It’s true, yes it’s true… but what the press keeps saying, the rubbish, is that nobody wants me, which is completely wrong.” Ronaldo said: “And I was happy here to be honest, I was motivated to have a great season here.
“But they keep repeating that nobody wants Cristiano. How can they not want a player who scored 32 goals last year, with the national team?
Ronaldo also explained how difficult it was for him to turn down a lucrative contract of such high value.
He said: “It’s hard, it’s hard. But in the same way, I thought that I was very happy here; that I’m still capable of scoring goals… I still believe that I can score many, many goals and help the team because I still believe that I’m still good and able to help the national team, even Manchester United. But if you don’t feel around you that the energy is on your side, it’s difficult.”
Ronaldo also expressed that the speculations do not bother him. He said that he is focusing solely on the World Cup and mentally preparing himself to represent his nation.
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