2022-11-24 17:41:00

Saudi Arabia wants its investors to own Manchester United and Liverpool

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Saudi Arabia says it wants its investors to take over Manchester United and Liverpool and hopes Cristiano Ronaldo comes to play in its domestic league.

Sports minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal revealed the country's latest sporting ambitions in an interview with Sky News - with the sovereign wealth fund already owning Newcastle and now funding a breakaway golf series.

It is the availability of United - after the Glazers announced plans for a potential sale - and Ronaldo that is interesting Prince Abdulaziz.

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He would be keen on Ronaldo signing for a Saudi Pro League after the World Cup, with the 37-year-old a free agent following a fraught departure this week from United.

Who wouldn't want him to play in their league? Prince Abdulaziz told Sky News. He's a role model to a lot of young players - him and Messi.

Sky Sports News understands Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal are exploring a deal to sign Ronaldo.

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The vision would see the Saudi league featuring both Ronaldo and Messi, who is still signed up to Paris Saint-Germain but is already signed up to promote Saudi Arabia.

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