According to rumors, Cristiano Ronaldo has a clause in his Al-Nassr contract that allows him to transfer to Newcastle if they make the Champions League.
The 37-year-old former Manchester United player, who was unable to reach an agreement with a European club, joined the Saudi Arabian team last week.
No current Champions League teams were able to afford Ronaldo‘s high salary demands.
As a result, he signed a contract to play with Al Nassr through 2025, agreeing to an astounding £173 million annual salary.
Though it’s possible that he still has some time left at Europe‘s top table.
Marca claims that Ronaldo has a clause in his Al Nassr contract that would allow him to join Eddie Howe’s Newcastle on loan should they make the Champions League.
This is due to the Middle Eastern connection, as the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund owns the North East organization.
Newcastle‘s £300 million buyout in 2021 made them the richest club in the world.
And it means they can now afford a player with Ronaldo’s star power.
Newcastle, though, may possibly be able to provide Champions League football in addition to the cash inducement considering their outstanding domestic record thus far this season.
Having accrued 34 points through 17 games, Howe’s team is sitting third in the Premier League standings.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, is motivated to keep up his position as the most prolific Champions League scorer in history.
The legendary Real Madrid player scored 140 goals in the top tournament in Europe.
He presently leads longtime adversary Lionel Messi, who is still competing for Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League, by 11 points.
At the end of the previous year, Ronaldo’s second spell at Manchester United was abruptly ended due to an explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
He first denied any rumors of moving to Saudi Arabia, but after the World Cup, he had second thoughts.