Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed a €200 million deal to join new club after Manchester United exit.
According to reports, Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a record-breaking contract to play for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr.
Ronaldo’s contract with Manchester United was mutually ended, and he entered his sixth World Cup as a free agent.
The choice was made in response to Ronaldo’s contentious interview with Piers Morgan, in which he disparaged the team, manager Erik ten Hag, and several other important individuals.
The five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or has been occupied leading Portugal in Qatar, but according to MARCA, his next move after the World Cup has already been planned.
Ronaldo is scheduled to sign a two-and-a-half year free agent contract with Al-Nassr on January 1 that will pay him a staggering €200 million a season, making him the best paid athlete in the world.
The former Real Madrid great will essentially make €26 every second in the Middle East, if you break it down completely.
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The 37-year-old, who had been heavily linked to teams like Chelsea and Newcastle United, will make his first move outside of Europe.
Ronaldo disclosed to Morgan during their conversation that he had submitted a transfer request and received a sizable offer from an unknown Saudi team in the summer transfer window.
It’s true, yeah it is true, he said. However, what the media continues to report is nonsense, claiming that no one wants me.
And, to be really honest, I was pleased to be at Manchester United and was inspired to have a successful season.
But they keep saying that no one wants Cristiano. How is it that they do not want a player who scored 32 goals last year, including for the national team?
It is very difficult. However, I also believed that I was extremely content here and that I was still capable of scoring goals.
Ronaldo has gone two games without scoring after one strike that he believed was gifted to Bruno Fernandes. He and Portugal will try to turn things around against Switzerland in the round of 16 on Tuesday.