'Cristiano Ronaldo Told me he Will Probably End up Playing in America' - Nani

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani played for Manchester United during their careers
Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani played for Manchester United during their careers / Jean Catuffe/Getty Images

Former Manchester United and current Orlando City star, Nani has opened up on the future plans of his great fellow countryman, Cristiano Ronaldo - revealing that the Portugal skipper had told him in the past that he would would probably end up playing in America.

Ronaldo's future at Juventus has been questioned in the recent past, with the striker being linked with a move to one of Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and former club, Real Madrid. While the 36-year-old recently came out and called the media disrespectful for putting out rumours on his future, his former Portugal team-mate believes that the five-time Ballon d'Or award winner could decide to play in the Major League Soccer (MLS).

“A couple of years ago, Cristiano told me that he will probably end up playing in America. He is not 100% sure, but there is a possibility that it will happen,” said Nani in an interview with ESPN via ilPosticipo.

“It’s a great league. Of course, there are some points where we still need to improve, including the quality of the players. But there are some fantastic teams, very well organized, with great coaches and great players.

“You can see that season after season things are getting better and better. I think we have all the conditions to become a great championship, after all we are in a great country, and it’s just a matter of improving and not being afraid to do more and more," he concluded.

While it is expected that Ronaldo will remain at Turin this season, with his contract set to expire in the summer of 2022 - the club might just decide to sell their star player in order to save on the massive wages that he commands.