National League side Bromley has taken a cheeky dig at Al-Nassr Cristiano Ronaldo on social media as they turned down the chance to sign the forward.
The Portuguese ace is reportedly looking to leave Saudi Arabia after just five months, having grown dissatisfied with life in the Gulf nation. According to multiple reports, he wants to return to Europe this summer and is already looking for available clubs.
The 38-year-old only joined Al-Nassr FC in January after mutually terminating his contract at Manchester United due to what he perceived to be a lack of competitiveness and respect from the club.
But things have not gone according to plan in Saudi Arabia, even though he has scored 12 goals and provided two assists in 15 competitive games since his move. Al-Nassr were eliminated from the King’s Cup and the Saudi Super Cup, and they trail Saudi Pro League leaders Al-Ittihad by three points, having played a game more.
So the frustrations of a possible lack of silverware and a reported language barrier have pushed him to look for a way out.
National League side Bromley saw the playful side of the sage and used the opportunity to aim a sly, playful dig at the forward.
The club’s sponsor, Vanarama, had photoshopped Ronaldo in their white kit on their Twitter account, asking the five-time Ballon d’Or winner if he was open to playing in their club’s colours.
“It’s not too late if you want to play in white next season, @Cristiano 👀,” the tweet read.
In reply, Bromley said:
“Nah, you’re alright.”
Nah, you're alright. https://t.co/aBGwyLUeQZ
— Bromley FC (@bromleyfc) May 2, 2023
Bromley wants to break into the top six of the National League to qualify for League Two playoffs.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo is looking to finish his time at Al-Nassr strongly while looking for a new club this summer. However, no clubs have come forth with tangible bids as of yet.