Cristiano Ronaldo Signed with Al Nasr of Saudi Arabia.
Ronaldo penned a deal with the Riyadh club on Friday afternoon in a move that effectively marks the end of his career as a top-level player but guarantees him a very high payout as his retirement approaches. . The deal is understood to run until the end of his 2024-25 season, ending his brief free agency spell at the age of 37, when his contract with Manchester United ended last month.
According to sources with knowledge of the negotiations, Ronaldo has already completed the medical portion required to sign the contract, with a second examination scheduled for next week. The world’s greatest athlete has officially signed a contract. [Al Nassr].”
A subsequent statement added: “History is being made. , and something that will inspire future generations, boys and girls, to be the best versions of themselves.Welcome Cristiano to your new home.”
CBS Sports first revealed the $75 million annual offer in November. At a time when Ronaldo was still weighing his options for Europe and beyond. Became.
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The logistics behind Ronaldo’s move to Saudi Arabia have been stepped up by the club for some time now, including a home for the striker and his family in an affluent neighborhood close to the training ground. In addition to a salary that exceeds 1,000, Ronaldo’s earnings could more than double from the sale of image rights. He is also expected to play a role in Saudi Arabia’s bid for the 2030 World Cup.
At club level, Ronaldo’s authority has grown so much that one source jokes that Al Nasr will become ‘Cristiano FC’. is. Recent events have proven that he is not at all shy when it comes to expressing his opinion to management.
“I’m excited about the new experience in another league, another country. The vision that Al Nasr has is very inspiring,” said Ronaldo. “I am very excited to join my teammates and help the team achieve more success.”
Ronaldo is coming out of a disappointing World Cup where the superstar lost his starting job as the tournament entered the knockout stage despite Portugal reaching the quarterfinals. It coincided with the end of his second stint at Manchester United after being sacked after an incendiary interview that accused him of hugging and the like. Contact between Ronaldo and Al Nasr began in the summer, but the striker was still trading in Europe and looking for a destination to keep him at the top of his game ahead of the World Cup in Qatar in November. In the absence of offers, he returned to United, but the awkward marriage quickly soured and now that the World Cup was over, he decided to take Al Nasr on their offer to start the next phase of his career. rice field.