Explained: Why Cristiano Ronaldo has flown straight to Singapore just two days after ending trophyless first season with Al-Nassr

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  • Al-Nassr did not win a trophy
  • Ronaldo headed straight to Singapore
  • Has confirmed he wants to stay at the club

WHAT HAPPENED? Ronaldo ended the season with Al-Nassr and almost immediately headed to Asia, as he links up with his long-term friend, philanthropist Peter Lim, who funds a number of charity initiatives.

WHY IS RONALDO THERE? The former Real Madrid and Manchester United star will support a variety of youth scholarships and will also speak about environmental sustainability. He will also meet with around 1,000 youngsters to discuss the merits of following your dreams, before playing a game of padel ball with a group of lucky kids, as revealed by Singaporean outlet Mothership.

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: Ronaldo endured a difficult first few months at Al-Nassr, having joined in January, as the club missed out on the title to Al-Ittihad despite him scoring 14 league goals. He has subsequently been linked away, although he insists he wants to stay in Saudi Arabia.



WHAT'S NEXT FOR RONALDO: The superstar is likely to jet off for a break before getting back down to business with Nassr next season.