Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Saudi Arabian football club Al Nassr on a big money deal in what is being hailed as a major event for Middle Eastern football but will see the European legend disappear from the sport’s top stage.
Al Nassr posted a picture of Ronaldo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, on social media holding the team’s jersey. Ronaldo had earlier tied up with this club till June 2025.
The club said, “This agreement will not only inspire the club to achieve great successes, but it will also inspire us to do the best for our league, our country and future generations.”
This could be the final deal of the 37-year-old football star’s career and will fetch him a hefty sum of money. According to media reports, the Portugal star could earn up to $200 million a year from the deal, which would make him the highest paid player in the history of football.
Ronaldo said in a statement that he was looking forward to experiencing the new football league in a different country.
“I am fortunate to have achieved all I could in European football and I feel it is the right time to share my experience in Asia,” he added.
Ronaldo had a disappointing World Cup in Qatar where he was not included in the starting XI for the knockout round matches. He walked off the field crying after Portugal’s quarter-final loss to Morocco.
Ronaldo has previously played for top football clubs such as Manchester United and Real Madrid, with whom he also won the Champions League.
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