Football Icon Sets Sights on Contract Extension Through 2027 and Potential World Cup Appearance
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly informed Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr and the Portuguese national team of his intention to extend his illustrious football career beyond expectations.
Having left Manchester United for Al Nassr in January, many anticipated that the move to the Saudi Pro League would mark the winding down of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s career. However, the 38-year-old, who has impressed with 10 goals and five assists in eight Saudi Pro League appearances this season, shows no signs of slowing down.
Spanish publication Cadena COPE has disclosed that Ronaldo has expressed his desire to sign a contract extension with Al Nassr, potentially stretching until 2027 when he would be in his early forties. This extended contract would align with Ronaldo’s ambition to represent Portugal in the 2026 World Cup, which is set to be co-hosted by the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
Initially hinting at retiring from international football after the upcoming European Championship, Ronaldo’s potential extension until 2027 offers him another shot at the elusive World Cup title. Despite amassing an impressive 201 caps and 123 goals for Portugal, a World Cup victory remains a significant ambition for the Portuguese legend.
Speaking about his career plans in July, Ronaldo had already expressed his determination to continue playing until at least 2024, emphasizing that he still has much to prove. In his own words, “I always have something to prove. When we have nothing to prove, it is a sign that we are dead for life.”
Ronaldo’s decision to extend his career showcases his commitment to making a lasting impact on the football world, both at the club level with Al Nassr and on the international stage with Portugal. Fans worldwide will undoubtedly be eager to witness Ronaldo’s continued excellence on the pitch as he strives for new milestones in the coming years.
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