Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal has decided to join Saudi Arabian football club Al Nassr after his contract with Manchester United expired over a month ago.
Ronaldo will play for the Saudi Arabian club for the next two and a half years after signing a two-and-a-half-year contract worth around €200 million per year, the most expensive contract in the sport’s history.
Ronaldo’s arrival was confirmed by the football club’s official account, Al Nassr, on various social media platforms.
The club revealed that the signing was made not only to elevate the football club, but also to inspire future generations in the country and to further promote football in Saudi Arabia.
History in the making. This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but 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 pic.twitter.com/oan7nu8NWC
— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) December 30, 2022
After a highly successful career in Europe, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner decided to relocate to Saudi Arabia.
Ronaldo had a glittering career playing for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus, winning almost every club trophy he competed in.
His Manchester United career was cut short after an explosive interview with renowned journalist Piers Morgan.
Ronaldo had lashed out at Manchester United and its manager, Erik Ten Hag, claiming that the club had failed to progress over the years. Soon after, the two parties mutually agreed to end his contract.
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