There is no longer any doubt about the negotiations of Al Hilal Saudi Arabia with the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, as the club officially recognized those negotiations that took place in the transfer market last summer.
The confession came from President Fahd bin Nafel personally, and during his statements on the “Socrates” radio program, which was published on YouTube, which also explained why the Manchester United star did not come to the Saudi League
What did Bin Nafel say about Al Hilal’s negotiations with Ronaldo?
Several press reports had talked about a huge bid to sign Ronaldo, who tried to leave United for a club that plays in the Champions League without success, and indicated that the player rejected that offer despite his amazing financial numbers.
Ben Nafel was asked about the matter, and he replied, “Yes, we negotiated with Ronaldo.”
He added about the reason for his failure to come, “The problem was not in the number or principle, Al Hilal is able to bring in the stars of the world, but it was in the decision of the Sports Arbitration Center that prevented us from registering the players
He concluded, “We did not stop negotiating with the players despite the decision to ban, but we were delaying entering the final stage of the negotiations until the ban was lifted. We were afraid that the penalty would be suspended or canceled late in the transfer market, so we had to be ready to start immediately in the decisive stage.” .
What was said about Al Hilal’s negotiations with Ronaldo?
Press reports indicated that the offer made by Saudi Arabia to the star crowned with the Golden Ball 5 times exceeded all expectations, as it included receiving 100 million euros annually within a two-year contract.
Some sources said that Al Hilal offered the English club to pay 30 million euros to buy the last season remaining in the player’s contract with him.
Al-Hilal, which is currently preparing to face Al-Taawon in the fifth round of the Saudi Roshan League, has never officially talked about those negotiations, and this is the first time it is officially recognized by its president, Bin Nafel