Al-Hilal president why Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t join them this summer!

Wanting to leave Manchester United this summer, Cristiano Ronaldo ultimately failed to find a way out during the summer transfer window, despite numerous transfer rumours. One of them had also made noise, sending the fivefold Ballon d’Or to Saudi Arabia, in the club of Al-Hilal, where a huge contract awaited him, up to 230 million euros. euros over two years, in addition to a transfer fee of 28 million euros.

And according to the president of the Saudi club, Fahad ben Bafel, the Portuguese was even close to signing, and only a small detail prevented the deal from succeeding: a transfer ban imposed on Al-Hilal. “Yes, we negotiated with Ronaldo. The problem was not in the money or the agreement in principle, ”he said in remarks relayed by the Daily Mail. “Al-Hilal is capable of bringing in stars from all over the world, but it was the decision of the Sports Arbitration Center that prevented us from registering the players. We have not stopped negotiating with the players despite the ban decision, but we have delayed entering the final stage of negotiations until the ban is lifted. »