Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t having the best of times at his new club, Al-Nassr. Despite having a strong start, Ronaldo‘s performances have dipped over the past few weeks. Although he scored in his last match, new reports have emerged which indicate that the Portuguese star is seeking a move away from Al-Nassr.
🚨ELIMINATED! Al-Nassr, Cristiano Ronaldo’s team, has just been eliminated from the Kins Cup.
Knocked out of Riyadh Super Cup
Knocked out of Saudi Super Cup
No longer 1st in the Saudi League
Knocked out of Saudi King Cuppic.twitter.com/XJnuoFFrIx
— VAR Tático (@vartatico) April 24, 2023
When Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr at the start of this year, the Saudi Arabian club was at the top of the Saudi league. However, Al-Nassr has slipped up in the title race as they currently sit second in the league behind leaders Al-Ittihad. If Al-Nassr does fail to win the league at the end of the season, it would be a huge blemish on Ronaldo’s behalf.
Along with the subpar performances, Ronaldo’s unwarranted antics on the pitch have also earned the wrath of many soccer fans. A few days ago, Ronaldo made an obscene gesture after his team was defeated 0-2 by Al-Hilal. When Ronaldo was heading towards the dressing room, the supporters started provoking him by chanting Lionel Messi’s name.
Al-Nassr on the incident:
🗣️”Ronaldo suffers from an injury. His challenge with Gustavo Cuellar, the Al-Hilal player, started with a blow in a very sensitive area. This is confirmed information. As for the fans’ explanations, they are free to think whatever they want.” pic.twitter.com/x6foWbGfnY
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) April 20, 2023
The Portuguese star’s frustration got the better of him as he made a gesture by grabbing his crotch area. This incident led to lawyer Nouf bin Ahmed claiming to get Ronaldo arrested. Al-Nassr soon came to the aid of their star forward as they tried to defuse the situation. However, Al-Nassr was fined 15,000 riyals by the Saudi Football Association following Ronaldo’s indecent action.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr rumors leave fans in disbelief
The recent rumors about Cristiano Ronaldo wanting to leave Al-Nassr have left soccer fans in disbelief. After the high-profile nature of Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr move, the rumors have caught the entire soccer world unaware. The rumors immediately started spreading on social media accounts which led to fans having a field day. The Internet is flooded with fan reactions as one fan wrote, “I can’t believe it’s real.“
The recent rumors have also led to fans speculating whether Ronaldo would return to Real Madrid. However, the fans believe that Ronaldo would have a different role at his former club. One fan wrote, “he’s gonna be an ambassador if he accepts the job.” Another fan wrote, “The role might be similar to the one Roberto Carlos has at Real Madrid.” One fan even wrote, “I love Ronaldo, but they sure as hell better not start him in any UCL games.”
Cristiano Ronaldo bids adieu to Al-Nasr, set to return to Real Madrid? Meanwhile, Lionel Messi shows reluctance towards signing with Saudi club Al-Hilal.#BroadcastRepublic #CristianoRonaldo #RealMadrid #LionelMessi #AlNasr #AlHilal #SaudiArabia #Football #WorldCup pic.twitter.com/C18nh0xq8s
— Broadcast Republic (@BcastRepublic) April 28, 2023
There have been recent reports from El Nacional that say that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is planning on bringing back Cristiano Ronaldo. However, the reports also said that Perez certainly doesn’t want the 38-year-old Ronaldo to perform as a player. Ronaldo’s “new role” would be an ambassadorial one that would be similar to former Real Madrid icons like Roberto Carlos, Ronaldo Nazario, and so on.