Cristiano Ronaldo Agrees to Join Saudi Arabia Club in Biggest Contract in Football

Cristiano Ronaldo Agrees to Join Saudi Arabia Club in Biggest Contract in Football

  • Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly close to joining Saudi Arabian giants Saudi side Al Nassr
  • The 37-year-old recently cut ties with Manchester United as his contract was terminated by mutual consent
  • He is set to sign a two-year deal which will be the biggest contract in football

Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia's topflight, weeks after cutting ties with Manchester United.

Ronaldo, who is currently on international duty with Portugal at the Qatar World Cup, will reportedly sign a two-year deal worth a staggering £172.9million-a-year.

There was interest in Ronaldo from the Middle East last summer, but the former Real Madrid man was keen on staying in Europe, despite making his intentions to leave Manchester United clear.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal, World Cup
Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates winning the game at full time during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H match between Portugal and Uruguay. Photo by Matthew Ashton.
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At the time, Ronaldo was keen on playing for a club in the Champions League.

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But as his options in Europe continue to run slim, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner seems to have settled for the Saudi Arabian league.

Daily Mail quoted Marca stating that the new deal would see Ronaldo play football until he is 40, when he intends to retire.

A number of European clubs have cooled interest in Ronaldo since he became a free agent including Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

Source: SportsBrief.com