Cristiano Ronaldo has only been officially on the market for a matter of hours and he already has a big-money offer to go and play in the Middle East.
Ronaldo was released by Manchester United on Tuesday evening after the club reacted decisively to his controversial interview with Piers Morgan. The 37-year-old has been let go by mutual consent before the end of his contract for saying he felt “betrayed” by the club.
After missing out on a transfer away from Old Trafford in the summer, he is now a free agent and, in theory, will have his pick of clubs. However, his colossal wage demands – he was being paid around £500,000 per week by United – means many European clubs will struggle to afford him in the post-pandemic world.