Ronaldo is ready for one last mega payday as he pitches his tent with Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr
The move that will make Ronaldo the world’s highest-paid footballer will span two years and the Portuguese star is expected to feature in the Saudi Pro League alongside notable names including Cameroon’s Vincent Aboubakar and former Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina.
Mind-blowing numbers behind Ronaldo’s transfer to Al Nassr
The deal means the 37-year-old Ronaldo, who sadly departed the 2022 World Cup at the quarter-final stage with just one goal, now ends the year on a happy note with earnings estimated at around £3.5m. euros every week while he was with Al Nassr.
Ronaldo’s move comes just months after his contract with Manchester United was terminated after his revealing interview with Piers Morgan was deemed to have been in bad faith.
Farewell Mr UCL
He will leave the competition as the best player in its history with five trophies, 142 goals and 42 assists. All of which are competition records.
The Saudi Arabian media were the first to pick up official confirmation of the mega-deal and their reports have now also been corroborated by sources in Spain.
In a statement confirming the deal via his Twitter account, Al-Nassr expressed interest in the importance of Ronaldo’s signing for the club and also for all of Saudi Arabia.
“Making history. This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to even greater success, but will also inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls, to be the best version of themselves.” .
“Welcome @Cristiano to your new home @AlNassrFC”