Cristiano Ronaldo’s new club, Al-Nassr, on Tuesday night, clarified that the forward’s contract did not include an agreement to support Saudi Arabia’s joint bid for the 2030 World Cup.
Al-Nassr stated this in a tweet via its Twitter handle while denying reports that Ronaldo’s contract includes an agreement to support Saudi Arabia’s joint bid for the 2030 World Cup.
“Al Nassr FC would like to clarify that contrary to news reports, Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract with Al Nassr does not entail commitments to any World Cup bids.
“His main focus is on Al Nassr and to work with his teammates to help the club achieve success,” Al-Nassr tweeted.
Ronaldo joined the Saudi club in December after departing Manchester United by mutual consent in November on the back of his explosive interview with British broadcaster Piers Morgan.
The Portugal captain put pen to paper on an eye-watering deal worth £175million yearly with Al-Nassr.
However, reports in Spain at the end of December claimed the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is also set to become an ambassador for Saudi Arabia’s bid for the 2030 World Cup because of a clause in his Al-Nassr deal.
But Al-Nassr has now denied this claim as it took to Twitter to rubbish the reports that the player’s contract includes a clause to support World Cup bids.