According to reports, Cristiano Ronaldo, the Portugal international, has set his sights on participating in the 2026 World Cup and wants to renew his contract with Al-Nassr until 2027.
Despite being 38 years old, Ronaldo has been performing exceptionally well for the Saudi Arabian club, with 25 goals and eight assists in 30 games.
After experiencing reduced prominence during the last World Cup, Ronaldo’s desire to retire was questioned. However, he has shown no signs of stopping and has regained his importance under new manager Roberto Martinez.
With his career rival Lionel Messi winning the World Cup title in Qatar, Ronaldo is motivated to give it one more shot. Football journalist Ali Al-Harbi reported that Ronaldo has expressed his desire to extend his contract until 2027, when he will be 42 years old.
“Cristiano Ronaldo informed the management of the Saudi #النصر club before travelling to the Portuguese national team camp that he wants to renew his contract until the beginning of 2027,” Al Harbi said on X.
“Cristiano wants to play in the 2026 World Cup while he is a player for Al-Nassr Club, and then he will announce his retirement from football.”
Ronaldo will be 41 when the 2026 World Cup, hosted by the USA, Canada, and Mexico, comes around, but according to this report, he believes he will remain in adequate physical condition for the tournament.