Saudi Arabian Football Federation president Yasir Al-Mishal has said he would "like to see players like Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo move to the country.

The Portugal international told Man United's hierarchy in June that he wanted to leave the club in the summer to pursue Champions League football.

United finished sixth in the Premier League last campaign, meaning they are playing in the Europa League this campaign and Ronaldo wanted to leave.

However, with the transfer window now closed and the rumours dying down, Ronaldo appears to have taken a knee and focused on his performances on the pitch.

Erik ten Hag has started him on the bench in five of the opening six Premier League games but handed him a start in their 1-0 loss

Real Sociedad in the Europa League last week. Concrete offers for Ronaldo have been few and far between in the summer,

Saudi Arabian champions Al-Hilal have apparently made an "obscene" bid to sign Ronaldo, while there have been rumours that Al-Nassr have also sought his services.

Champions League football is a big concern for Ronaldo and Al-Mishal admits a move to Saudi Arabia would be a "very expensive deal"

but hopes the Man Utd striker will one day move to the Middle East. "I think, 'Why not?' I'm sure it would obviously be a very expensive deal,