OFFICIAL: Cristiano Ronaldo Finally Signs For A New Club: Here Are The Numbers Behind His Crazy Deal
Cristiano Ronaldo has officially joined Saudi Arabia side Al-Nassr.
The Portuguese forward has been without a club since leaving Manchester United earlier in December.
But he has not been a free agent for long.
There have been multiple rumors in the past few weeks claiming Ronaldo was set to sign a deal with Saudi Arabian outfit, Al-Nassr.
And he has now penned a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Riyadh-based club.
Al-Nassr took to social media on Friday evening to confirm the deal.
“History in the making. This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves. Welcome @Cristiano to your new home @AlNassrFC,” a post from the club’s Twitter account read.
History in the making. This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves. Welcome @Cristiano to your new home @AlNassrFC pic.twitter.com/oan7nu8NWC
— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) December 30, 2022
How much will Cristiano Ronaldo Be Paid at Al-Nassr?
Marca reported earlier this month that the 37-year-old was set to sign an eye-watering €200m-per-year deal with the club. That has now been confirmed by journalist Fabrizio Romano.
That’s significantly more than Paris Saint-Germain duo Lionel Messi and Neymar who, according to the same report from Marca, currently earn €75 million and €70 million respectively.
🚨 Al Nassr are closing on deal to sign Cristiano Ronaldo! Meeting ongoing in order to check all the contract and get documents sorted. 🇵🇹🇸🇦 #Ronaldo
Contract to be valid until June 2025, as expected — salary close to €200m per year, with commercial deals included. pic.twitter.com/7eIgsJrv7R
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 30, 2022
How has Cristiano Ronaldo performed in the 2022/23 season?
Ronaldo has not been at his best in the 2022/23 season.
The Portuguese forward found game-time hard to come at United in the first half of the season.
Before his departure, he played 16 times for the Red Devils, scoring three times.
He also endured a frustrating World Cup, which saw him score just once in Qatar.
Ronaldo started each of Portugal’s group games but was demoted to the bench for Portugal’s two knockout games.
He was a second half substitute in Portugal’s quarter-final clash with Morocco but could not prevent his side losing 1-0 to the African outfit.
Ronaldo will be hoping to recapture his best form with Al-Nassr. He will join the likes of Vincent Aboubakar, Luiz Gustavo and David Ospina at the Saudi Arabian club.
Al-Nassr are currently second in the Saudi Pro League.
They have accumulated 23 points from their opening 10 games and are just two points behind league leaders, Al-Shabab.