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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘has shock transfer clause in Al-Nassr contract allowing him to join Newcastle if they make top four

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CRISTIANO RONALDO has a clause in his Al-Nassr contract that means he could move to Newcastle if they qualify for the Champions League, according to incredible reports.

The former Manchester United star man, 37, joined the Saudi Arabian side last week  after failing to secure a deal with a European club.

Ronaldo’s high wage demands were not met by any sides currently competing in the Champions League.

As a result, he ended up taking a staggering £173 million a year deal with Al Nassr – penning a contract to play for them until 2025.

However, his days at Europe’s top table may not be over just yet.

According to Marca, Ronaldo’s Al Nassr contract has a clause in it which would allow him to join Eddie Howe’s Newcastle on loan if they qualify for the Champions League.

This is because of the Middle Eastern link – with the North East outfit owned by the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund.

Newcastle became the richest club in the world following their £300m takeover in 2021

And it means they are now able to afford a player with the star power of Ronaldo.

But along with the financial incentive, Newcastle may also be able to offer Champions League football given their superb form domestically so far this season.

Howe’s side currently sit third in the Premier League table with 34 points from 17 matches.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo is keen to maintain his status as the all-time top Champions League scorer.

The Real Madrid legend has bagged 140 goals in Europe’s elite competition.

He is currently 11 ahead of long-time rival Lionel Messi  – who is still playing in the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain.

Ronaldo’s second stint at Manchester United came to an abrupt halt at the end of last year following an explosive interview with Piers Morgan.

He initially quashed any talk of a move to Saudi Arabia, but changed his mind after the world Cup.

The Sun

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