Cristiano Ronaldo wants Manchester United star to join Al Nassr next season

Football icon Cristiano Ronaldo wants his former Manchester United teammate to join him in the Saudi Pro League in the upcoming summer transfer window,

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Cristiano Ronaldo is urging his club Al-Nassr to sign Manchester United captain Bruno Fernandes this summer, making his Portugal teammate the next high-profile Premier League superstar to go to the Saudi Pro League.

Cristiano Ronaldo hopes Bruno Fernandes can accompany him at Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr during the summer. Manchester United skipper Fernandes is Al-Nassr's top summer transfer target, and the club is willing to shell out whatever it takes - perhaps between £80 and £90 million - to capture the Portuguese playmaker.

Ronaldo is said to have lobbied his team to sign Fernandes, who met with United this past week to speak about his possible future and the team's plans. Fernandes is alleged to have asked new United minority shareholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe and the club's leadership team regarding their plans for the club in the future years.

With two years remaining on his present contract and the chance to extend it for an additional 12 months, there has been no worry at United about Fernandes, only an acknowledgement that the team must match his goals.

Cristiano Ronaldo wants Bruno Fernandes to join him at Al Nassr soon

Al-Nassr recruited Ronaldo from United in December 2022, following the global superstar orchestrated his departure in an explosive interview in which he revealed he didn't like manager Erik ten Hag. The mega-rich Saudi team is aiming to enhance their roster in a variety of positions, including offensive midfielder, where Fernandes is the primary choice.

Despite identifying him as their top goal, Al-Nassr sources believe it will be tough to entice Fernandes, who signed United from Sporting Lisbon in 2020, out of Old Trafford. However, the Saudi club is eager to put United's commitment to keep Fernandes to the test with a substantial offer, believing that it will force Ratcliffe and their football leadership team to make a decision and possibly cash in on him.

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