With Al-Nassr hoping to recruit a second El Clasico icon, Cristiano Ronaldo may need to reconcile with old rival Sergio Busquets..
Following his departure from Manchester United, Ronaldo signed a two-year contract with the Saudi Pro League club, with Busquets’ contract with Barcelona expiring at the age of 34.
According to Spanish newspaper AS, the Middle Eastern club has offered the World Cup-winning midfielder a two-year contract worth £32 million.
Busquets has been with Barcelona since 2005, appearing in 707 games for the senior team since his debut in 2007 and earning eight La Liga titles.
Busquets, who resigned from Spain duty following the World Cup, has been linked with a new contract at Barcelona..
Xavi stated earlier this month of his old teammate: “For me, he is a transcendental footballer for the club and an important member of the locker room.
An example of leadership and sacrifice. He’s invaluable.
“From a football standpoint, he is the team’s equilibrium, commanding his colleagues. You sense it when he is present and when he is not.
“The defensive pivot with and without Busi has a before and after. We shall always see him as a model..
With Ronaldo poised to earn £173 million from his time in Saudi Arabia, he has had an immediate impact, scoring five goals in his first three domestic appearances..
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