Al Ittihad make offer for Ronaldo
Wealthy Saudi Arabia side Al Ittihad have made an offer to sign Real Madrid's out-of-favour Brazilian striker Ronaldo, the Spanish press reported on Wednesday.
The As sports daily said that the club had proferred 20 million euros to acquire the services of the all-time record World Cup scorer who is no longer wanted by Real's Italian coach Fabio Capello.
An official of Al Ittihad in Jeddah confirmed that they were after the 30-year-old Ronaldo and wanted to take him on a three-year deal.
"We are waiting at any moment for a reply from the Spanish club," the official said.
He added that Al-Ittihad were offering seven million dollars to Real, with 18 million dollars going to Ronaldo over the three years.
Former Asian champions Al Ittihad last week clinched a deal to bring veteran Portuguese midfielder Figo to the Gulf from July on a one-year contract worth 4.5 million euros.