'Ronaldo told me he will probably end up in America' - MLS beckons for Juventus star, says Nani
Cristiano Ronaldo told Nani that he "will probably end up in America at some point," said the Orlando City winger.
The couple were teammates at club and international levels after sharing the flanks at Manchester United and Portugal.
Ronaldo has been advised to follow in the footsteps of David Beckham, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Thierry Henry and David Villa to end his MLS career, and the now 35-year-old may be approaching that day.
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"He told me a few years ago that he would probably end up in America," Nani told ESPN.
"It's not 100 percent, but probably. There's a chance."
The team most commonly associated with a move in the past few months has been Inter Miami, David Beckham's project club, ready to make its debut in the new MLS season.
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Nani was looking forward to his second season in the division after completing his first year in Orlando.
With 12 goals and five assists in 30 games, the former Sporting C.P. Mann seems to enjoy his time in the States - even though his team came second in the Eastern Conference.
"It's a great league," he added.
"Of course there are points where we need to improve as a league, also in terms of the quality of the players.
"You have fantastic clubs here, well organized with fantastic conditions, great coaches and great players. You see how each season improves.
"I think we all have the conditions in this league. We are in a great country. Everything is around us. It's about being better and not being afraid to improve."
Ronaldo's current Juventus contract is believed to run until summer 2022, and the club is unlikely to be willing to think about losing until then.
By the end of the 2021/22 season, however, Ronaldo will be 37 years old - and may be considering a new challenge.
In the past, however, he suggested landing at the top. In 2015 he said: "In my mind I want to finish at the top level, I want to finish with dignity in a good club.
"It doesn't mean that going to the US, Qatar or Dubai is not a good thing, but I don't see myself there."
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