The Ronaldo to Celtic or even them Nonsense

Piers Morgan has revealed how Cristiano Ronaldo would’ve responded if Celtic had approached him for a possible transfer to Paradise.

Ronaldo revealed that in his journey to join the Saudi Arabian club, Al Nassar, he turned down several massive European clubs. With five Ballon d’Or’s, five Champions League titles, along with several Premier League, La Liga, and Serie A titles to his name, Ronaldo certainly had a lot to offer. However, the money it would take to support a superstar like Ronaldo is somewhat excessive, which caused many teams to not approach Ronaldo for his services. Ronaldo ultimately decided to play football in Saudi Arabia for Al Nassar, where he is signed on till 2025. 

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MAY 02: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United celebrates scoring their side’s second goal with teammate Juan Mata during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Brentford at Old Trafford on May 02, 2022 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Prior to Ronaldo’s controversial exit from Manchester United, he spoke to Piers morgan about the problems he encountered during his second stint at Old Trafford. Piers later appeared on TalkSport speaking to host Laura Woods, where she questioned Piers on how Ronaldo would’ve responded if a team in the Scottish league approached the superstar for his signature.

As reported by Football Scotland, the TalkSport host asked…

“Can I give you a quick scenario? If the Scottish Premiership had the money that the Saudis do, would you have the same opinion if Ronaldo went to play there?”

Morgan responded: “Ronaldo would have gone anywhere that had Champions League football. I know for a fact because he repeatedly told me what he really wanted to do was extend his Champions League career.”

“He has most of the records in the Champions League and he wants to extend them, probably so that Messi can’t catch him and that he ends up as the GOAT of Champions League football.”

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM – MAY 09: Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United scores past Artur Boruc of Celtic during the Roy Keane Testimonial match between Manchester United and Celtic at Old Trafford on May 9, 2006 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

“That was his motivating factor. I do believe that he’s driven more by records and legacy than he is by money. He’s already got half a billion pounds so it’s not like he needs a few quid in Saudi Arabia; he just happens to be getting a stupendous payday to build football there from a very good platform of beating the World Champions (Saudi Arabia defeated Argentina in their opening game of the 2022 World Cup).”

“So things did change a lot in the last few months in terms of the narrative of football in the Middle East. It was a tremendous World Cup for the region generally, so it looks a little less crazy than it would have done six months ago when Saudi were a complete irrelevance in football.”

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