Former Liverpool left-back Jose Enrique has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo would have learnt a ‘lesson’ amid reports that he wants to quit Al-Nassr this summer.
The Portuguese legend reportedly wants to leave the Saudi Pro League club just five months after joining for free from Manchester United.
The deal that took him to Saudi Arabia made him the highest-paid footballer in world football. He even became captain of the club upon signing.
However, things have not gone smoothly for CR7, and he wants to quit this summer. Several reports claim that the absence of silverware this season and the language barrier is behind his decision to seek a move away.
According to Spanish newspaper El Nacional, a return to Real Madrid has been suggested, but not as a player.
And now, Enrique, who played for Manchester United rivals Liverpool from 2011 to 2016, has given his thoughts on the rumour, claiming that Ronaldo has learnt that money doesn’t buy happiness.
“(It) is no surprise. One of the biggest legends of football going there just for the money and obviously is not (sic.) happy because the football is just not (sic.) good enough,” he tweeted.
“Lesson? Money doesn’t make you happier.”
Is no https://t.co/obHsz2hkdh of the biggest legends of football going there just for the money and obviously is no happy because the football is just no good enough. Lesson? Money doesn't make you happier pic.twitter.com/PV5jTWspop
— José enrique (@Jesanchez3) May 2, 2023
Ronaldo’s two-and-a-half-year contract at Al-Nassr sees him pocket an astounding £175 million in yearly wages.
He has scored 12 times in 15 games across competitions for the Saudi Pro League side but is struggling to guide his team to silverware.
Al-Nassr have been kicked out from the Saudi Super Cup and King’s Cup while they trail SPL league-leaders Al-Ittihad by three points despite playing a game more.