Cristiano Ronaldo is joining Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr. Finally, Ronaldo is going to the Saudi club after the World Cup! Spanish media outlet Marca confirmed that he will sign a two-and-a-half-year contract with the club after the World Cup.
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly agreed to join Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr from January 1, 2023. The deal will see Ronaldo earn €200million (£172m) for two seasons. Prior to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the 37-year-old gave a stunning interview where he discussed his time at Manchester United, hitting out at the owners and managers Erik ten Hag and Ralf Rangnick.
Marca said in their report on Monday (December 5), “Ronaldo will play in Al-Nasr club in Saudi Arabia from January 1. He is signing a contract with the club for two and a half seasons.
Ronaldo ended all relations with Manchester United two days before his last World Cup appearance for Portugal. After that, Al-Nasr came forward to bring him into the team.
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Marka is looking at the commercial benefits behind leaving the European competition and joining the club in Saudi Arabia. They say, the club is pulling Ronaldo to the team to expand the game of Saudi Arabia in world football.
For this, the club will pay him around 200 million euros per season. And he will surpass Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. in the record of footballers’ income. Messi’s income is 75 and Neymar’s 70 million euros per season. That is, the proposal to rise to the top of the list of the highest paid footballer is now in front of Ronaldo.
Although Marca are reporting that Ronaldo has agreed to Al-Nasr’s offer, there is still no statement from the Portuguese star.