Ronaldo Parts Ways With Jorge Mendes After One Major Disagreement

Ronaldo Parts Ways With Jorge Mendes After One Major Disagreement

Isaac Darko
January 4, 2023 at 11:38 AM
  • Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly ended working relations with football agent Jorge Mendes
  • The former Manchester United striker was presented to Al-Nassr fans on Tuesday evening
  • Ronaldo’s time in Europe came to a bitter end in December after the Piers Morgan interview

Al-Nassr forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly parted ways with his super-agent Jorge Mendes, after nearly 20 years of working together.

The 37-year-old surprised everybody with a move to the Saudi Arabian outfit after mutually terminating his contract with Manchester United.

The Real Madrid legend winner was presented to Al-Nassr fans at Mrsool Park in Riyadh on Tuesday, January 3 after agreeing to a £ 175million-a-year contract.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Jorge Mendes, Al-Nassr, Saudi Arabia
Cristiano Ronaldo and Jorge Mendes reportedly fell out over his interview with Piers Morgan. Credit: @dailymail
Source: Twitter

But Ronaldo's longtime super-agent, Mendes was not the one who negotiated his move to the Middle East.

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Mendes was the brain behind Ronaldo’s astronomical transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid back in 2009.

The Portuguese football agent also oversaw the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's move to Juventus, and his stunning return to Old Trafford in the summer of 2021.

Why Ronaldo split with Mendes

According to Publico, the relationship between Mendes and Ronaldo had deteriorated over the last few months.

Per the Portuguese media outlet, the agent was not happy with his client's decision to go ahead with his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.

The report further states that Mendes knew Ronaldo's options of playing for another top club in Europe would be limited after the controversial interview.

The veteran forward then resorted to his personal manager, Ricky Regufe, who negotiated his move to Al-Nassr.

Ronaldo impresses in Al-Nassr training

Ronaldo didn't take long to impress during his first training session with Rudi Garcia's side.

In a video captured from the stands by John McAuley, posted on Twitter, the star was sighted weaving some magic in a shooting drill, alongside former Benfica star Anderson Talisca.

Ronaldo produced a powerful finish from inside the box with his ‘weaker’ left peg, and it’s safe to say no goalkeeper on the planet would have got a glove to it.

Journalists greet Ronaldo with 'SIUUU'

Sports Brief earlier reported that Ronaldo was greeted by journalists performing his iconic 'SIUUU' celebration, during his Al-Nassr unveiling on Tuesday.

The Real Madrid legend signed a lucrative £175-million per year deal with the Saudi Professional League side.

When the audience was told to give the former Manchester United forward a round of applause, someone in the press room decided to shout the Portuguese’s iconic ‘SIUUU’ in his honour.

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