Claims that Cristiano Ronaldo might join Newcastle if they make the Champions League have drawn criticism from Eddie Howe, the manager of the club.

There have been rumors that Ronaldo’s Al Nassr contract contains a clause allowing him to play for the Magpies in the Premier League again.

Howe has refuted the existence of such an agreement before Tuesday night’s trip to Arsenal.

Howe remarked, “We wish Cristiano the best of luck in his endeavor, but from our perspective, there’s no truth in that.

The Saudi Arabian club earlier in the day held Ronaldo’s official unveiling.

He reportedly declined offers from the US, Brazil, and Portugal, according to the 37-year-old.