Cristiano Ronaldo is rumored to be not too far from making his most anticipated transfer after his sudden exit from his former club Manchester United. He is said to be moving towards the Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.
After a bombshell interview with the British journalist Piers Morgan, Cristiano was drowning amidst controversies due to the shocking allegations and statements he had made against his club. These actions, which included saying he did not have any respect for the manager Erik Ten Hag landed him in cloudy waters, with the club imposing huge fines on him.
The 35-year-old has become a free agent after exiting Old Trafford earlier this month. Amidst his spectacular performance in the World Cup going on in Qatar, especially after he became the first male player to score in five FIFA World, it was a given that he would attract the attention of potential clubs.
The Saudi Arabian giants have reportedly tabled a lucrative deal, including a mammoth £173m, to seduce the legendary footballer into joining them. Cristiano Ronaldo, apparently, has been pleased with the offer and is edging toward signing the deal and making his move to Saudi official after agreeing to the pay-per-year deal.
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Ample of other suitors were available to sign the Portuguese after his exit from Old Trafford, it was reported, but Al Nassr had the benefit of out as it is speculated that they had made a prior arrangement with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes by submitting their offer as early as this year’s summer.
As per the sources, Cristiano has agreed to a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Saudi club, and every other arrangement is almost made. His contract will be one of the bests to be received by a professional footballer; it would see the Portuguese veteran playing into his 40s, him being 37 presently.
Cristiano would also be earning a mammoth £172.9m per year, which would be practically impossible for any European or MLS clubs to pay for, even if they wanted to sign him. The total earnings, however, are split between the decent salary and some advertising work he will be doing as part of the club.
Cristiano’s to-be club, Al Nassr, currently sits positively at the second position in the Saudi Pro League, eight matches past the start of the season. They have won six matches out of the ones played while maintaining a ratio of scoring 18 goals and conceding only three.
The league is all set to resume after the end of a break due to the first winter World Cup in Qatar on 16th December, although it remains unsettled when Ronaldo will be making his first appearance and debut for the Arab club.