Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out any possibility of Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo joining a new club in the Middle East before the January transfer window.
Ancelotti said Ronaldo still wanted to compete at the highest level and could not see the former Manchester United star continuing his career in the Middle East.
Ronaldo is currently a free agent after terminating his contract with Manchester United before the start of the 2022 World Cup in November.
The 37-year-old has an offer from Saudi side Al-Nasr and is currently in Dubai considering his options ahead of next year.
“This duel [Messi vs Ronaldo rivalry] It motivated both of them. “In these years, they were the main architects of the football world, putting in great performances and scoring many goals,” Ancelotti told Radio Ancio Sport.
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“Especially here in Madrid, he will remain forever in the hearts of the fans. I don’t know what he will do in the future, he still wants to compete at the highest level, and I don’t think the Arab world can be a good fit for him in this regard.”
Transfer: He wants to compete at the highest level – Ancelotti on Ronaldo’s next club