Cristiano Ronaldo is officially a player for Saudi Al-Nasser, the club confirmed. The Portuguese superstar joins as a free agent after his Manchester United contract was terminated during the World Cup. Cristiano has now signed a two-year contract with Al-Nasser.
Ronaldo preferred to stay in Europe, citing his desire to play in the Champions League, but has not received suitable offers since leaving Old Trafford.
“We are writing history. This is a transfer that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success, but will also inspire our league, our nation and our future generations, boys and girls, to be the best version of themselves. Welcome Cristiano to your new home Al Nasser,” the club wrote.
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
According to “CBS Sports”, the 37-year-old forward will receive 75 million euros per season, but the exact parameters of the deal have not been disclosed at the moment. Riyadh-based club Al-Nasser is currently in first place in the local Pro League.
Since leaving Old Trafford, he has again been linked with a number of European giants, including Eintracht Frankfurt, Napoli, Chelsea and his former club Sporting Lisbon.
However, he decided to join Saudi Al-Nasser, which will probably be the last team of his career. Ronaldo has 118 goals in 198 games for Portugal and 701 goals in 951 games at club level. Cristiano has won the Premier League three times, La Liga twice, Serie A twice and the Champions League five times.
Here’s Cristiano Ronaldo with Al Nassr shirt after contract signed until June 2025 🚨🇵🇹🇸🇦 #Ronaldo
▫️ Agreement valid for two and a half years;
▫️ Total salary will be close to €200m per year, but this includes a commercial deal.
It’s the biggest salary ever in football. pic.twitter.com/ZnOg8lY6Wb
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 30, 2022