According to reports, Ronaldo will earn more than £177 million annually, the highest football pay in history.
Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a contract with Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr that expires in 2025.
“I’m eager to try out a new football league in a different country,” the 37-year-old claims.
“I am fortunate that I have won everything I set out to win in European football and feel now that this is the right moment to share my experience in Asia.” Ronaldo continued.
Al Nassr, a nine-time winner of the Saudi Pro League, called the deal “history in the making.”
To “inspire our league, nation, and future generations, boys and girls to be the best possible version of themselves,” the club declared.
Ronaldo declined a £305 million offer to join Al Hilal in the summer because he was happy playing for Manchester United.
The striker expressed his views in a Piers Morgan interview for TalkTV earlier in November, saying he felt “betrayed” by United, didn’t respect manager Erik ten Hag, and was being ejected from the team.
In August 2021, 11 years after leaving Juventus to join Real Madrid, Ronaldo—who scored 145 goals in 346 games for United—returned to the Old Trafford club.
His £500,000 per week deal with United had just over seven months left, but his sudden departure was “mutually agreed.”
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