Cristiano Ronaldo has been officially presented as a new signing for Al-Nassr. The veteran has joined on a two-year contract until 2025 and is expected to be the new ambassador for football in Saudi Arabia until 2027.
He left Manchester United right before the World Cup in Qatar, mutually terminating his contract after the explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
Cristiano Ronaldo presented as the new Al-Nassr player
The 37-year-old will be wearing his signature number 7 shirt during his time in Asia. “I’m so proud to make this big decision in my life. In Europe, my work is done,” Cristiano Ronaldo told a news conference.
“I won everything, I played in the most important clubs in Europe and now it’s a new challenge in Asia.”
“I’m grateful to Al Nassr, for giving me this opportunity to develop football for the younger generation, for the women as well. For me, it’s a challenge, but I also feel very happy and proud,” Ronaldo said.
“I can say now, I had many opportunities in Europe, Brazil, Australia and the United States. Even in Portugal, many clubs tried to sign me, but I gave my word to this club, to develop not only football but also the other parts of this country.”
He also batted away questions about criticism of his move to Saudi Arabia, saying: “I’m a unique player, for me it’s normal.”
After announcing his arrival, the club gained 2.5 million followers on their social media accounts. And, they will be better equipped to go out and win trophies with one of the greatest attackers of all-time in their line-up.