Al-Nassr signed Cristiano Ronaldo for two years. Al Arabiya reported that the 37-year-old inked the contract on Friday after meetings with the club.
After his disappointing second spell in English football, Ronaldo reportedly signed a hefty contract. Ronaldo quit Manchester United last month after his explosive Piers Morgan interview.
Ronaldo criticized United, Ralf Rangnick, Erik ten Hag, and former colleagues Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney in the TV interview. Ronaldo was fired from United in November after the interview went public.
Spanish media claims Ronaldo’s contract is seven years. The Portugal captain will play for 2.5 years before becoming an ambassador. His payment will rise.
After Ronaldo said he wanted to play at the top level, the move to Saudi Arabia will surprise. He was reported to want to join a Champions League club, but it never happened.
“History in the making,” tweeted Al Nassr about Ronaldo’s agreement. This signing will encourage our club, our league, our country, and future generations of boys and girls to do their best.
Cristiano Ronaldo was linked with Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, and even a surprise return to Sporting Lisbon before Al-Nassr.
Ronaldo wanted to enjoy the 2022 World Cup after a poor United career. His World Cup dream ended in tears when Portugal lost to Morocco in the quarterfinals.