Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a contract with Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr that expires in 2025.
The Portuguese captain, who left Manchester United after a contentious interview in which he criticized the team, is now a free agent.
According to reports, Ronaldo will earn more than £177 million annually, the highest football pay in history.
“I’m keen to explore a new football league in a different country,” the 37-year-old claims.
Ronaldo added: “I’m lucky that I have won all that I set off on a mission to win in European football and feel now that this is the right second to share my involvement with Asia.”
Al Nassr – nine-time Saudi Ace Association champions – depicted the marking as “history taking shape”.
The club said it would “rouse our association, country, and people in the future, young men and young ladies to be their best selves”.
In the late spring, Ronaldo turned down a £305m arrangement to join another Saudi group – Al Hilal – because he was blissful at joining together.
Prior in November, the striker stood up in a meeting with Wharfs Morgan for TalkTV in which he said he felt “sold out” by Joined together, didn’t regard supervisor Erik ten Witch, and was being constrained out of the club.
Ronaldo, who scored 145 objectives in 346 appearances for Joined together, passed on Juventus to rejoin the Old Trafford club in August 2021 – 11 years after he withdrew to join Genuine Madrid.
He had a little more than seven months staying on his £500,000 seven days contract with Joined together however his prompt exit was “concurred together”.
A day after he left the club, he was restricted from two homegrown counterparts for taking a telephone out of an Everton fan’s hand after Joined’s loss at Goodison Park in April.
He will serve the boycott at the homegrown level with any new club – in Britain or abroad – even though it doesn’t have any significant bearing at the mainland club level, for example, the Bosses Association.