Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly agreed to a $75 million per year deal with Al-Nassr after completing a part of his medical. The deal could bring him upwards of $200 million per year if he takes advantage of incentives.
Having ended his contract mutually with Manchester United, the Portuguese global star will look to start a new chapter in Saudi Arabia, away from the glittering lights of European football. A distinguished career in Europe’s top leagues has made Cristiano Ronaldo one of the greatest players of all time.
After Ronaldo returned to his beloved Manchester United last year, he pledged to take the fallen champions of England back to the top of the table. In his first season back from his spell at Juventus, the striker netted 18 goals to save the Red Devils from humiliation in a turbulent season where he was named Machester United player of the season.
The season after that, the legendary player didn’t get off to the best of starts, as he did not participate in the preseason due to personal reasons. Rumours also circulated that the star wanted to leave Old Trafford.
In the weeks leading up to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, reports emerged of a bombshell interview featuring Ronaldo. During his interview, Ronaldo accused United’s current coach Ten Hag of giving him empty promises and not respecting him. Following the whirlwind interview, Manchester United announced they had mutually ended their partnership.
In the wake of the rumours growing louder and louder after the World Cup about the next club for the superstar, the Saudi Arabian club Al- Nassr soon emerged as the clear favourite to sign the former Real Madrid forward, and today they have confirmed the news.
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