MLS side tried to use NFL superstar to convince Cristiano Ronaldo to snub Al-Nassr move | Football | Sport
Cristiano Ronaldo signed a mega-money deal to join Saudi Arabia side Al-Nassr last week, but the former Manchester United man came within touching distance of heading to Major League Soccer. Ronaldo left United in November after having his contract torn up, and the Portuguese icon wasn’t as flush with choices as many thought he’d be.
In the end, it appears Ronaldo had a simple choice on his hands – sign with Al-Nassr in the richest contract in football history, or join MLS side Sporting Kansas City.
While SKC’s offer didn’t match up to the Saudi Arabian deal financially, there was still a lot of money on offer for him to move stateside.
And according to a new report in the Kansas City Star, the team rolled out the red carpet for the 37-year-old, even enlisting NFL superstar Patrick Mahomes to try and help.