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Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr preparing bid to sign 28-year-old Italy international: Reports

Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr preparing bid to sign 28-year-old Italy international: Reports

Domenico Berardi, a standout for Sassuolo, is expected to be the target of a move from Cristiano Ronaldo's Al-Nassr before the 2023–24 season.

Al-Nassr is in the process of making changes to their roster this summer, and they have already sealed the €18 million signing of former Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic. They also want to bolster their lineup with a forward.

Journalist Rudy Galetti claims that Ronaldo's squad is putting together a formal offer to acquire Berardi during the summer transfer window. The 2020 UEFA Euro champion has already given them the all-clear.

Berardi, whose current contract expires in 2027, could end up being a fantastic addition for the Saudi Pro League team. Sami Al-Najei and Ayman Yahya would lose their positions as the team's right winger to him.

Berardi would assist the Portuguese superstar in exceeding his results from the previous season if he were to soon obtain a permanent position at Al-Nassr.

The 28-year-old Berardi has established himself in Serie A over the previous ten years by assisting Sassuolo in becoming a midtable team. In 352 games for his squad, he has tallied 93 assists and 133 goals.

Hakim Ziyech, a standout for Chelsea, was on the verge of joining Al-Nassr last month. However, the winger's failed medical put the potential transfer into chaos, frustrating both the Moroccan club and the Saudi club.

Saul Niguez of Atletico Madrid and Franck Kessie of Barcelona are allegedly being watched by Luis Castro's team as potential additions.

Former club owner discusses the chance to sign Al-Nassr's Cristiano Ronaldo when he was a young player.
Massimo Moratti, a former owner of Inter Milan, has said that the Nerazzurri were once given the chance to sign a young Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting CP of the Primeira Liga. He explained (credit: TuttoJuve):

rumors about Cristiano? I can confirm that when he was very young, his agency brought him up. I assumed he might be a "fake" of what we had previously simply because of his name, Ronaldo. Ultimately, he was correct.
The right-footed forward left Sporting CP after his first season and signed with Manchester United in 2003 for about €15 million. Before departing Old Trafford in 2009, he spent six seasons there and was a part of teams that won three Premier League championships and one UEFA Champions League trophy.

The Portuguese carved himself into the annals of the game with his €94 million move to Real Madrid. In 2018, he left United for Juventus in a transaction for €117 million before returning three years later.

Ronaldo, 38, left Manchester United in November after his contract expired, and he joined Al-Nassr earlier in January on a free transfer. In 19 games for his squad, he has put 14 goals and two assists on the board.


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