Will Cristiano Ronaldo join Saudi Arabia's Al Hilal club after Manchester United exit?

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is a wanted commodity, given his quality and sudden availability



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By Stats Perform

Published: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 3:07 PM

Last updated: Fri 25 Nov 2022, 3:23 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Manchester United this week has put plenty of clubs on alert.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner is a wanted commodity, given his quality and sudden availability.

Ronaldo and United parted ways with a mutual termination of his contract after his explosive interview with TalkTV.

Saudi and Brazilian giants to move for Ronaldo

Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal and Brazilian giants Flamengo are among the clubs queuing to sign free agent Cristiano Ronaldo according to reports.

Sky Sports claims that Al Hilal are exploring a deal with the Portuguese, who had declined a £305 million bid from an unnamed Saudi Arabian club in the off-season.

Brazilian outlet Veja reports that the 2022 Copa Libertadores winners intend to formalise a proposal to Ronaldo's representatives, although an offer has not yet been made, nor have talks commenced.

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