Cristiano Ronaldo has officially signed for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr as a free agent. The striker has been presented as a new acquisition for the club, holding up their jersey with the number 7, which has become synonymous with him.
The veteran has signed a deal with the club until June 2025, which is the most valuable in the history of the sport. Along with commercial revenue, the Portugal captain will be earning a salary of €200 million per year at his new club.
Cristiano Ronaldo signs for Al-Nassr until 2025
The guaranteed salary for Ronaldo per season is estimated to be $90 million, with sponsorship deals and other commercial offers taking the value up to an insane number.
The plan for Cristiano Ronaldo is to not only play for Al-Nassr, but to also become an ambassador for football Saudi Arabia down the line. There were rumours of him signing a contract until 2027 for the same, but it is yet to be revealed whether that is true.
“I am excited to experience a new football league in a different country,” Ronaldo said in Al-Nassr’s statement announcing the deal as quoted by ESPN.
“The vision of what Al Nassr are doing and developing in Saudi Arabia both in terms of men’s and women’s football is very inspiring. We can see from Saudi Arabia’s recent performance at the World Cup that this is a country with big football ambitions and a lot of potentials.”
“I am fortunate that I have won everything I set out to win in European football and feel now that this is the right moment to share my experience in Asia. I am looking forward to joining my new teammates and together with them help the Club to achieve success,” he added.