Cristiano Ronaldo to join Saudi Arabian Al Nassr from January 1, 2023
Cristiano Ronaldo to join Saudi Arabian Al-Nassr on January 1. The contract between the Portuguese footballer and the Saudi team will last two and a half seasons. The striker ended his relationship with Manchester United two days before his participation in the World Cup in Qatar, stating that he was willing to negotiate with any team, with Al-Nassr showing the most interest from the start.
The 37-year-old will earn around €200 million per season, including bonuses and advertising revenue, under the terms of the agreement. According to the source, Ronaldo will become the highest-paid athlete in the world.
Ronaldo‘s contract with Manchester United was recently terminated. The forward is no longer a restricted free agent.
Cristiano will join a team that is looking to reclaim its lost dominance in its competition, despite being far from the top of the world. The step back in sports is obvious, but his football is gradually elevating him to a higher level of competition. He is even facing criticism in Portugal for his World Cup performance, which was unthinkable just a few months ago.
At the arabian team, he will be coached by the Frenchman Rudi Garca and will play alongside the Cantabrian lvaro González. After completing his stage in France, the center-back moved to Saudi Arabia last summer. David Ospina’s presence is also notable. The Colombian goalkeeper decided to accept the Saudi offer after his contract with Napoli expired. Real Madrid had him on their radar as long as Lunin abandoned the white discipline, which he did not.