Cristiano Ronaldo is now a free agent after leaving Manchester United. One question after the 2022 World Cup will be where the Portuguese star chooses to play. According to various reports, the superstar will agree a $525 million deal with Saudi football club Al-Nassr. CR7 will also enjoy contract signing bonuses and advertising incentives in a 2.5-year contract. If the information is proven correct, the annual salary of approximately 210 million USD will make Ronaldo the highest paid athlete in the world.
These rumors raise the question: What would a Saudi club want with a 37-year-old superstar who is mostly off the bench? Even many people will wonder, who is the rather unknown club willing to pay half a billion dollars for Ronaldo?
Some of the most notable names in the Al-Nassr squad at the moment include Ghislain Konan, the 28-year-old Ivory Coast international who plays at left-back, while former Villareal and Marseille centre-back Alvaro Gonzalez Soberon joins the club. set in August under a 1-year contract. The most notable is Vincent Aboubakar, the striker who helped Cameroon beat Brazil at the 2022 World Cup.
Last year, Al-Nassr finished third in the domestic league, behind Al-Ittihad and champion Al-Hilal. In the King Cup, they were eliminated in the quarterfinals by Al-Hilal. In the AFC Champions League, Al-Nassr reached the semi-finals but was again defeated by Al-Hilal.
Founded in 1955, Al-Nassr FC is headquartered in the capital city, Riyadh. They are currently second in the rankings, behind Al-Shabab, led by Rudi Garcia. Garcia has worked as a coach for Roma, Marseille and Lyon.
Ronaldo will bring to this Asian team the aura of champion, experience and winning mentality. Throughout his legendary career, he has set records that will not be broken for decades and trophies most clubs can only dream of.
However, Ronaldo has fallen sharply in the past few months and often shows attitude. There’s a reason why most European clubs don’t want him in the dressing room. However, CR7 will have many allies in the Asian team. Of Al-Nassr’s 15 technical staff, 11 are Portuguese. Not to mention, he can bring their matches to markets outside the Middle East.
Thanh Vu – according to xevathethao.vn | 08:31 07/12/2022