Has there been more in the media in the last month than Cristiano Ronaldo? First that interview before the World Cup, then the termination of his contract with «MU» in the course of the tournament, and now a new club.
Portugal did not even have time to play in the 1/8 finals, and their captain seems to have everything perfect. Amazing story: how one super-famous man managed to terminate a contract with one very rich club in a few weeks and sign with another. And this at a time when the last major tournament of his career is underway.
But to the details: the reputable Marca has issued an insider that Ronaldo has signed a contract with the club «Al Nassr» of Saudi Arabia. The agreement will take effect on January 1 and will run for 2.5 years. It is alleged that the 37-year-old Portuguese did not wait for official offers from the European tops, so he agreed to the most specific from the eastern club.
But the main thing is the salary, according to the source, the base payments will be just under € 100 million. However, together with bonuses, including from advertising contracts, the annual income of the Portuguese will grow to € 200 million. This will definitely make him the highest paid footballer in the world. Another record, why not.
Cristiano’s national team continues on its way to the 2022 World Cup. The team has all the chances to reach the final of the tournament, to make watching the matches of the Portuguese team more interesting, we advise to turn to the betting app.
Marca explain this decision of the Portuguese, including the fall of his own level. He is supposedly aware that he is unlikely to pull the role of the leader in a European top club, but be such in Asia quite capable. At «Al-Nassr», Ronaldo will meet Rudi Garcia, who coaches the team. Former Villarreal and Marseille player Alvaro Gonzalez also moved there. Former «Arsenal» and «Napoli» goalkeeper David Ospina also plays for the club.
In the summer, insiders had already reported that MJ had only one offer for Ronaldo – from Saudi Arabia, where the footballer himself did not want to leave because of his desire to play in the Champions League and Europe. Cristiano himself later denied it and stated that all the information is complete nonsense. And supposedly big clubs wanted to invite him. How did the story end? The same Saudi Arabia that the Portuguese tried to deny.