Cristiano Ronaldo inks agreement worth 200 million euros with Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr-FC
After the unbecoming exit from Manchester United, Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a two-and-a-half-year agreement with Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr-FC.
With this, he has become the highest earning player in the world. After playing for many years in Europe, he will now play for an Asian club. After the end of Ronaldo’s contract with his former club Manchester United, there were many speculations about his future, which Ronaldo has now put to an end.
Ronaldo, 37, has tied up with Al Nassr-FC until 2025. He has signed contracts worth more than 200 million Euros (Rs 1,775 crores). After this contract, Ronaldo’s annual salary will be around Rs 620 crore.
About Al Nassar-FC
Football club Al Nassr did not reveal details of the deal, but according to news agency Reuters, Ronaldo has signed a deal for more than 200 million euros (US$214.04 million).
The inclusion of Ronaldo will strengthen Al Nassr’s team. The club has won nine Saudi Pro League titles and will be eyeing a tenth trophy. This club last became the champion of the league in 2019. Al Nassr’s side will now also hope to win the AFC Champions League for the first time.
Ronaldo will now be seen playing in Asia
After signing the contract with Al Nassr, Ronaldo, considered one of the best in the world, said it was the right time to move to Asia. Ronaldo indicated that he would continue to play for Portugal despite his early exit at the World Cup in Qatar. However, the 37-year-old Portugal football team captain will not be able to play for Portugal until the next World Cup. In the same World Cup, he was made to sit on the bench during the knockout matches.
Ronaldo said that he was fortunate to have won everything he set out to win in European football and now he feels it is the right time to share his experience in Asia, adding, he looks forward to joining forces with the Al Nassr and helping the club achieve success together with him.
Ronaldo has won most of the major awards in European football. He won three Premier League titles with Manchester United and the Champions League with the FA Cup, two League Cups during his first stint at Old Trafford. Ronaldo re-joined Manchester United in 2021. However, his relationship with Erik ten Haag turned sour and he soon left the club. His exit from the club was confirmed only after his interview with Piers Morgan came to light just before the World Cup.
Ronaldo had a stellar run at Spanish club Real Madrid from 2009–18, where he won two LaLiga titles, two Spanish Cups, four Champions League titles and three Club World Cups. He scored a club record for Real Madrid with 451 goals and has scored over 800 goals for club and country in total. Ronaldo also won two Serie A titles and a Coppa Italia trophy in three years at Juventus.