- Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus has rejected offer to advertise for Saudi Arabia
- Saudi Arabia are looking for high profile players who can help them
- They are also interested in Barcelona and Argentine football star Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo who currently plays for reigning Italian champions Juventus has reportedly turned his back against a £5.3million-a-year deal to be the face of Saudi Arabia tourism.
The Portugal international is one of the greatest and richest footballers in the world considering what the five time Ballon d'Or winner has been making right from his days at Manchester United.
Saudi Arabia are said to be looking for a world class footballer who could help them and they are also tracking Barcelona legend Lionel Messi.
According to the report on UK Sun, the deal on offer is understood to include Cristiano Ronaldo making visits to Saudi and his image being used in all promotional material.
But the report added that Cristiano Ronaldo is not interested in such deal with Saudi Arabia despite the money involved.
Concerns have been raised over Saudi Arabia's human rights record as the country tries to attract world-class sport to its shores.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Cristiano Ronaldo finally become the highest goal-scoring footballer of all-time following his strike against Napoli in Suppercoppa.
Juventus defeated their Serie A rivals by 2-0 to claim bragging rights over the FA Cup winners with the help of their talisman Ronaldo.
Alvaro Morata scored in the fifth minute of extra time to ensure the Bianconeri's won their first trophy of the season.
The 35-year-old has now scored 760 goals for club and country more than any other player in the history of the round leather game.
The five-time Ballon D'or winner surpassed Pele a few weeks ago and equaled Josef Biscan's record following his brace against Sassuolo to make it 759 career goals.
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