Transfers: There has been widespread speculation that Saudi club Al Nassr is attempting to sign Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the Ballon d’Or five times. However, the player’s future is still unknown.
There has been widespread speculation that Saudi club Al Nassr is attempting to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the Ballon d’Or five times.
However, Portugal doesn’t appear to have been affected by the attention that its most well-known player is getting, as it has managed to advance to the World Cup knockout stages with one game left.
“He is the captain of our team and probably the most significant figure in Portuguese football.
At a news conference on Wednesday, forward André Silva stated, “It’s important to have him by our side,” as Ronaldo was frequently mentioned.
Following the star’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan in which he criticized manager Erik ten Hag and the club’s owners, Manchester United terminated Ronaldo’s contract. The reports that link Ronaldo to Al Nassr come after Ronaldo’s contract was terminated.
Ronaldo, now 37 years old and a free agent, has been attracting interest in Qatar and beyond due to his availability at the club level.
Silva dismissed suggestions that such speculation could become a distraction for Portugal in its attempt to win the World Cup, and representatives for Ronaldo declined to comment on reports regarding his future.
“These issues concern the actual players, for this situation Ronaldo, who for this situation is extremely capable,” Silva said.
After becoming the first man to score in five World Cups with his penalty kick in Portugal’s opening match, a 3-2 victory over Ghana, Ronaldo is also drawing attention to himself on the field.
However, contention stems from a goal he did not score in Monday’s 2-0 victory over Uruguay for his nation.
Ronaldo asserts that he made contact with Bruno Fernandes’ cross to score in that match.FIFA made a different decision based on video reviews.
Silva chuckled, “In the end, FIFA attributed it to Bruno Fernandes — they could even have attributed it to me.”We all want to score goals and do our best for Portugal. It doesn’t matter who wins.
Friday’s match between Portugal and South Korea must result in a draw for Portugal to win Group H.