Cristiano Ronaldo and Piers Morgan have denied reports linking the football star to a potential move to Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Nassr on a lucrative offer worth £173million-a-year.
Reacting to the multiple reports online, the 37-year-old Portuguese star, who came off the bench in Portugal’s 6-1 thumping of Switzerland, said the news is untrue.
Ronaldo became a free agent after reaching a mutual agreement with Manchester United to terminate his contract following his explosive interview with journalist, Piers Morgan.
This has intensified interest from clubs with reports rife in the media recently of a deal reached with Al-Nassr that would see the 37-year-old forward ply his trade in the Middle East.
“No, that is not true – not true,” Ronaldo said.
Also, reacting to the news on social media, Piers Morgan, a British broadcaster and journalist via his verified Twitter account, disclosed that the viral news was not true.
Morgan reacting to the viral report, wrote; ‘again not true’
Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or has rejected a move to join a club in Australia (A-League).
A-League chief Danny Townsend disclosed the plans to lure Ronaldo to Australia shortly after the 37-year-old’s Manchester United exit but has now confirmed that the Portugal captain has knocked back their offer.
“We had interesting discussions, and there was genuine interest, but it’s clear he has other priorities at this stage,” Townsend told the Sydney Morning Herald.