Cristiano Ronaldo reveals bombshell transfer decision as he calls Premier League the only quality league in Europe

CRISTIANO RONALDO has shot down talk of a potential return to Europe.

The striker joined Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr on a lucrative deal in January.

Cristiano Ronaldo has ruled out a return to EuropeGetty

And he does not see himself playing in Europe again, primarily because he believes the standard has declined so much in recent years.

Ronaldo only considers the Premier League to be a good standard but ruled out a return.

He told ESPN: “I’m 100% sure I won’t return to any European club. I’m 38-years-old.

“European football has lost a lot of quality. The only valid one and still doing good is the (English) Premier League. They’re way ahead of all the other leagues.”

Many European players have followed Ronaldo to Saudi Arabia this summer and several more have been linked, including Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.

Al-Nassr are keen on another United player, Alex Telles, who is available for transfer this summer.

However Fifa have banned Al-Nassr from making any signings until they resolve a payment dispute with Leicester over the transfer of Ahmed Musa.

Al-Nassr signed Ahmed Musa from Leicester in a deal worth £15.4million plus £1.7m in performance-related bonuses.


Musa triggered £390,000 worth of add-ons between 2018-2020 but Al-Nassr have failed to pay up.

The case was even taken to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which ruled in Leicester’s favour.

And now Fifa have intervened following Al-Nassr’s refusal to pay the debt.

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