Cristiano Ronaldo has finalized his transfer to Al Nassr
Cristiano Ronaldo has become a member of the Saudi Arabian team Al Nassr after leaving Manchester United in a contentious manner. A tweet from the club’s official account announced, “The world’s top athlete has formally joined Al Nassr,” accompanied by an image of Ronaldo holding a jersey with the number 7.
Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a contract with Al Nassr that will see him receive a yearly salary of approximately £177 million, including commercial agreements, for the next two and a half years until June 2025. This is believed to be the highest salary ever earned by a professional soccer player.
In a statement on the team’s official website, Ronaldo mentioned his desire to play in a different league in a different country and expressed enthusiasm about joining his new teammates and helping the team achieve more success.
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After an emotional departure from Manchester United in November, Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia. The 37-year-old had claimed that he “felt betrayed” by United and was ready for a new challenge. Prior to his time with United, Ronaldo played for Sporting Lisbon, Real Madrid, and Juventus.
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The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has scored over 700 club goals throughout his career and has won the Champions League five times. Currently second in the Saudi league, Al Nassr will be Ronaldo’s fifth professional club. Despite his move, Ronaldo has stated that he will always hold a special place in his heart for Manchester United and the team’s fans.
After leading Portugal to victory in Euro 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo experienced a less successful World Cup in Qatar. Although he scored in the team’s first match against Ghana, he was not included in the starting lineup for the knockout rounds and came on as a substitute during their quarterfinal loss to Morocco. During the tournament, Ronaldo was without a club team.
Cristiano Ronaldo has said that the financial compensation he is receiving for playing in Saudi Arabia and promoting the country is not the main reason for his move. The former Juventus player stated that he has achieved all the victories he aimed for in Europe, including five Champions League titles and domestic titles in England, Spain, and Italy, as well as Euro 2016.