Newcastle boss Eddie Howe mentioned there’s “no fact” in a report that Cristiano Ronaldo has a clause in his contract with Al Nassr that might permit him to affix the Magpies in the event that they qualify for the Champions League.
Ronaldo was unveiled by Al Nassr after agreeing a deal value an estimated 200 million euros ($211 million) that ties the Portugal star to the Saudi Arabian facet till June 2025.
The 37-year-old striker left Manchester United by mutual consent in November after giving an explosive tv interview by which he criticised Old Trafford boss Erik ten Hag and the membership’s hierarchy.
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Ronaldo mentioned at his first press convention since becoming a member of Al Nassr that “in Europe my work is finished”.
But a report in Spain this week claimed the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was already fascinated with a possible return to the Premier League.
The report mentioned Ronaldo had inserted a clause in his Al Nassr deal that might permit him to affix Newcastle, who’re 80 % owned by the Saudi Public Investment Fund, on mortgage in the event that they attain subsequent season’s Champions League.
Speaking simply earlier than third-placed Newcastle’s Premier League match at leaders Arsenal on Tuesday, Howe moved to quash speak of a future transfer for the previous Real Madrid and Juventus star.
“We want Cristiano all the perfect in his enterprise however from our viewpoint there’s no fact in that,” Howe advised Sky Sports.
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