In the midst of a health crisis, countries are seeking to boost their tourism sector, which has stalled in recent months. In this sense, the Saudi tourism authorities have offered Cristiano to be the face of the next promotional campaign. Offer refused.
According to information from The Telegraph, Saudi Arabia has offered a 6 million euro contract to the Portuguese star to promote tourism in the country. The proposed deal includes regular trips around the country and the use of its image in all promotional material. A proposal that the former Real Madrid would not have accepted. Lionel Messi was also reportedly approached for the same reasons. Without success also. If the reasons for the refusal are still unclear, The Telegraph understands that it would be complicated in terms of image for the two players to associate with a country accused of human rights violations.