Cristiano Ronaldo has been reportedly offered an ambassadorial role with his former club Real Madrid by President Florentino Perez amid rumours of the Portuguese star looking to part ways with his Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr. While this return will not be as a player, Perez has assured the footballer that he will not lack work at the Santiago Bernabeu.
According to the Venezuelan publishing company, El Nacional, Ronaldo has opted to leave Saudi Arabia after struggling to get used to the local culture, as well as the language barrier.
On December 30 last year, Ronaldo joined Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr on a two-and-a-half-year contract estimated to be worth $75 million a year after a dispute with Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag following his controversial interview with Piers Morgan.
If the reports about him leaving the Saudi Arabian club are true, then it would mean the end of a glorious career spanning almost 20 years. The ending could be like a homecoming for the legend as he represented the club for almost nine years from 2009-2018 and won four of his five Ballon d'Or awards, and UEFA Champions League titles with the Spanish giants.
This could mean that Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi could be reunited in Spain when they represent their former clubs in the La Liga again although in different roles than before. Since joining Al-Nassr, the 38-year-old Ronaldo has scored 12 goals and made two assists in his 12 Saudi Pro League appearances while he has scored four goals in two UEFA Euro 2024 Qualifiers.