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Cristiano Ronaldo has signed with Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr following his Manchester United exit.
Al Nassr confirmed Ronaldo's signing on Saturday (Dec. 31) morning (SGT).
The club said that the signing will inspire the club to "achieve even greater success", and also inspire the Saudi league, its nation and future generations to "be the best version of themselves".
History in the making. This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves. Welcome @Cristiano to your new home @AlNassrFC pic.twitter.com/oan7nu8NWC— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) December 30, 2022
Contract signed until June 2025
According to Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano, Ronaldo's contract with Al Nassr will be until June 2025.
He will receive a total salary of €200 million (~S$287 million) per year, including commercial deals.
This is the highest salary a football player has ever earned.
Here’s Cristiano Ronaldo with Al Nassr shirt after contract signed until June 2025 🚨🇵🇹🇸🇦 #Ronaldo— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 30, 2022
▫️ Agreement valid for two years and half;
▫️ Total salary will be close to €200m per year, but this includes commercial deal.
It’s the biggest salary ever in football. pic.twitter.com/ZnOg8lY6Wb
Ronaldo "thrilled" with his new prospect
Romano quoted Ronaldo saying that he is "thrilled" to undergo a new experience in a different league and a different country.
"I’m very excited to join my teammates, and to help the team to achieve more success," the Portugal captain added.
Cristiano Ronaldo on Al Nassr move: “I’m thrilled for a new experience in a different league and a different country, the vision that Al Nassr has is very inspiring”. 🚨🇵🇹🇸🇦 #Ronaldo— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) December 30, 2022
“I’m very excited to join my teammates, and to help the team to achieve more success”. pic.twitter.com/MYaeO6rr4Z
Top images via Fabrizio Romano/Twitter & Al Nassr/Twitter.
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