Cristiano Ronaldo makes decision on his future amid talk of European return
Cristiano Ronaldo has made a decision on his future at Saudi side Al-Nassr amid rumours linking him with a return to a club in Europe.
Ronaldo left Manchester United for Saudi Arabia in January to become the highest paid footballer in history.
But there are already reports that he may be looking to depart the middle east with Newcastle United as well as his former club Real Madrid linked with a move.
The 38-year-old Portugal hero has now confirmed that he is not looking to leave Al-Nassr despite missing out on the Saudi league title this season.
‘I am happy here, I want to continue here, I will continue here,’ Ronaldo said.
‘And in my opinion if they continue to do the work that they want to do here, for the next five years, I think the Saudi league can be a top five league in the world.
‘I will be part of your world, your culture, I will be here, I hope I make the people enjoy through my games, my performance, and to win things, but again, thank you for welcoming me, and I will try to give my best during the time that I will be here.’
Quizzed about the difference between playing in Europe and Saudi Arabia, Ronaldo added: ‘One example is in Europe we train more in the morning.
‘But here we train in the afternoon, or evening and in Ramadan we train at 10 at night – so this is so strange, but as I tell you these situations are part of an experience, memories.
‘I like to live these moments because you learn with these things. It is difficult, but it is nothing I have not seen before. My experience so far is that Saudi fans they really love football and like to live the life and it is good and I am so happy until now.’
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