Portuguese International, Cristiano Ronaldo is reported to have agreed a £172.9million-a-year contract with Al Nasser FC in Saudi Arabia.
Ronaldo who is currently representing Portugal at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Qatar, by mutually consent, had his Manchester United contract terminated earlier this month.
Sources close to the Portuguese team captain however insist that no deal has been signed and that Ronaldo remains focused on the World Cup with his country, despite the multiple reports coming out of Spain.
The Former Real Madrid and Juventus forward made a sensational return to Manchester United in the 2021, the cup where he won his first Champions League and first Ballon d’Or. He went on to be the club’s highest goal scorer in the 2021/2022 season.
Ronaldo tried but failed to secure a move out of Manchester United in the summer as he wanted to continue playing Champions League football.
He had rejected a switch to Saudi Arabia as he pursued his ambition to continue playing a the top level. The current move may be attributed to lack of firm interest from Europe’s elite clubs.
Al-Nassr are one of the most successful clubs in Saudi Arabia, having being crowned winners of the country’s top flight nine times, with their most recent triumph coming in 2019.
In both 2020 and 2021, Al-Nassr may not have won the league, but they did manage to win the Saudi Super Cup.
Al Nasser was established in 1955 by the brothers Husein and Zeid Al-Ja’ba in their houses in Al-Ataif Street Riyadh. Al Nassr is the Arabic word for Victory.
Nnamdi Maduakor is a Writer, Investor and Entrepreneur