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Cristiano Ronaldo Could Be Playing In The UEFA Champions League Next Season After Al-Nassr Move

Written By Onyeka Daniel

Cristiano Ronaldo has finally completed his move to Saudi Arabian club, Al-Nassr, after completing his medicals, which seemingly ended his dream of playing in the UEFA Champions League again.

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Before his move, the player was reportedly holding out and waiting for a top European club to make a move for him, but none was forthcoming at that time.


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But it seems like Ronaldo can still fulfill his dream of playing in the UCL and also increasing his goal tally in the tournament, where he’s currently the highest goal scorer with 140 goals, closely followed by Lionel Messi at 129 goals.

Included in the contract according to Spanish newspaper Marca, though, is a clause which would allow Ronaldo to move back to the Premier League next season, specifically with Newcastle United, should the Magpies qualify for the Champions League.

Newcastle currently occupy one of the Champions League spots as they sit third in the Premier League. The next question will be, after reportedly paying him a whooping salary of about €200 million, why would the Al-Nassr allow him to leave so soon?

Well, the answer isn’t so farfetched either, as Newcastle United is also a Saudi-owned club like Al-Nassr.

In fact, this could be the reason why the former Manchester United legend agreed to the deal in the first place as he has always stated that he would like to continue playing in Europe in that infamous interview with Piers Morgan.

There are even reports that Ronaldo is intent on winning back the group stage record of goals in the UCL, he currently trails Messi by five goals (73 to 78).

Meanwhile…

Italian side, Juventus may not be able to complete their desire of signing Argentine midfielder, Alexis Mac Allister during this January transfer window, if his recent interview is anything to go by.

The midfielder returned to training at Brighton today, following Argentina’s celebrations, and he was greeted with a heroes reception by his teammates and he had these to say over the constant transfer speculations;

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“I feel really good with this club and my team-mates, and everyone who works here,” he said. I try not to read too much. I’m really happy here, and I have no rush to leave. I’m focused on the next game with Brighton.” He further added.

Mac Allister is unlikely to feature in Brighton’s Premier League trip to Everton but he could play a part in the FA Cup game against Middlesbrough. The Bianconeri may have to wait until the summer before making a move, but by then, he could be priced out of their reach if he keeps up his performance.

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