Cristiano Ronaldo was reportedly offered a huge offer of more than US $350 million from Saudi football to move to Saudi Arabia.

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been offered a lucrative offer to move to Saudi Arabia following his departure from Manchester United. The deal could make him the highest-paid athlete in the world. However, Ronaldo is set to wait until after the World Cup before deciding on his next move, ESPN reported.

According to sources, Al-Nassr FC, a Saudi Arabian football club based in Riyadh, is willing to offer Ronaldo a 3½-year contract worth more than US$119.5 million a year. As part of the agreement, Al-Nassr has indicated they would be willing to compensate Ronaldo around £16m, the wages he would have earned had he seen out the last six months of his contract at Man United.

Ronaldo has reportedly asked his representatives to be kept out of negotiations over his future in club football while he is in Qatar. However, sources say that talks over a move to Al-Nassr have already taken place. Ronaldo reportedly left Old Trafford without a payoff after agreeing to a "mutual" termination of his contract following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan. In the interview, Ronaldo criticised the club and manager Erik ten Hag, Forbes reported.

Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is hopeful that Ronaldo's presence in their domestic league would help a bid to host the 2030 World Cup. According to sources, Ronaldo is open to the idea of staying in Europe and will wait for a clearer picture of which clubs are interested before making a final decision on his future.

Portugal is set to play their final Group H game against South Korea on Friday, Dec. 2. They have already qualified for the knockout rounds. They will face a team from Group G -- one of Brazil, Cameroon, Switzerland, or Serbia -- in the last 16 next week.

Meanwhile, Portugal is monitoring Ronaldo's fitness ahead of the game against South Korea after he picked up a foot injury during the 2-0 win over Uruguay on Monday, Nov. 28.

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