Cristiano Ronaldo has just signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr club to become the highest-paid athlete in the history of Sports.
After terminating his contract with MU, Ronaldo became a free agent. In the contract signed with Al Nassr, Ronaldo will receive a salary of 173 million pounds per year.
Details of the contract according to many sources say that it will last for 7 years. Ronaldo became Saudi Arabia’s football ambassador after hanging up his boots.
His image will help the Middle Eastern country elevate its position in the race for the right to host the 2030 World Cup with Greece and Egypt.
According to The Sun, if the contract is fully implemented as committed, the Portuguese star can pocket 1.2 billion pounds.
Ronaldo excitedly shared: “I am very happy to have an experience in a new environment, a completely different league and country.
Al Nassr’s vision really impressed me personally. I look forward to training with my teammates soon and helping the team achieve more success.”
CR7 has only performed part of the medical examination procedure. In the coming days, he will continue to stay in Riyadh to complete the medical examination.
With the decision to leave Europe, it seems that Ronaldo has said goodbye to top football to run after the currency of the oil country.
Although turning 37 years old, the Portuguese striker has not yet retired from the national team. He hopes to maintain fitness and form to continue to participate in Euro 2024.