Cristiano Ronaldo has said he is open to the idea of owning a football club after retiring from the game in "two to three years maximum."

The Portugal international is under contract with Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr until June 2025 but is already making plans about his future.

"I don't rule out becoming a club owner," Ronaldo, 38, told reporters during an event in Madrid for his new bottled water business venture. "It's something I thought about a few years back. I probably would like to own a [football] club. I'm at the end of my career, two to three years maximum."

Meanwhile, Ronaldo, who signed for Al Nassr in January after leaving Manchester United, celebrated the decision of former Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema to join the Saudi Pro League.