Portuguese footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, says he will remain in Saudi Arabia next season despite failing to land any silverware since his lucrative move to the oil-rich kingdom.
His January signing for Al Nassr has been followed by speculation about how long he will stay, including reports of a swap deal with Saudi-owned Newcastle United who have now qualified for next season’s Champions League.
In an official Saudi Pro League interview, he said he is happy, and wants to continue in Saudi Arabia.
He also said if Saudi Arabia continues to do the work that they want to do for the next five years, the Saudi league can be a top five league in the world.
Ronaldo’s 14 goals in 16 league appearances were only enough for a second-place finish for the Riyadh club, a favourite of some senior Saudi royals.