Ronaldo will become the highest-paid player in history once Man United accepts a new offer.
According to CNN, Manchester United has received a £25 million bid for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The massive offer comes from an undisclosed Saudi club, who also promised the Portugal player a large salary.
Ronaldo has informed Manchester United that he wishes to leave Old Trafford this summer, and he did not report for the team’s pre-season tour of Asia and Australia.
Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Roma, and Sporting Lisbon have all been connected with the 37-year-old.
However, Manchester United have stated that they will not be selling their only top striker this summer, with new manager Erik ten Hag intending to keep the forward in his squad.
The main reason for wanting to leave the club is their lack of participation in the Champions League this summer, as the five-time Ballon d’Or winner wants to continue winning championships.
However, according to CNN Portugal, Ronaldo has been presented with a massive offer from Saudi Arabia, which would make him the highest-paid player in history.
However, this would necessitate his retirement from European football.
The deal, which is believed to be sponsored by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund, would pay Ronaldo €250 million (£211 million) over two seasons.
That works up to just over £105 million every season in the Saudi Pro League, or £2 million per week – more than five times his current salary at Old Trafford.
The offer is extraordinary, and it would almost probably take a salary of that magnitude to persuade Ronaldo to leave European football while he still believes he can add more trophies and accolades to his collection.
Although Manchester United have stated that they do not intend to sell the football icon this summer, there have been suggestions that their position may soften if a big money is given for the former Real Madrid and Juventus goal machine.
The Red Devils were expecting an offer in the region of £12.9 million up front, with various add-ons that may total £19.5 million.
However, the Saudi club is claimed to have already placed a £25 million bid to Manchester United.