CRISTIANO RONALDO wants to play in the Champions League after leaving Manchester United.
That’s according to Piers Morgan, who adds the Portugal star hopes to attract an elite side with his World Cup performances.
Ronaldo, 37, is a free agent after sensationally leaving United last month.
His contract was mutually terminated following a bombshell interview with Morgan on TalkTV.
And Ronaldo is now on the hunt for a new club as he seeks more trophies.
So far, the only concrete offer he’s received is from Saudi Arabia.
Al-Nassr are willing to make Ronnie the best-paid athlete in history with a £173million-a-year salary on a 36-month deal.
But it appears the veteran has his sights set on remaining in Europe.
Chelsea continue to be linked with a move for Ronaldo, with owner Todd Boehly a huge fan.
Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have also been tipped to possibly offer short-term deals, despite both clubs claiming to not be interested.
According to Morgan, Ronaldo sees himself joining one of Europe’s top clubs as he chases yet another Champions League title.
And the Portugal star reckons it will be a done deal if he can lead his country to World Cup glory in Qatar.
Morgan told the Telegraph: “He thinks that if he does well at this World Cup, he’ll get what he really wants, which is a club in the Champions League that extends his record and his legacy.
“It’s not about money at this stage of his career.
“It comes down to a burning desire to play football at the highest level, to break records and win trophies.
“And he has done that in more countries than any other player in history.”
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