Riyadh: Al Nasser Club in Saudi Arabia has signed Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo for Rs 1,775 crore. Ronaldo, 37, is contracted to the club until June 2025.
Regarding this, Ronaldo says, “I am going to play in a new football league in Saudi Arabia. Al Nasser Club’s vision and actions are very encouraging. Glad to join this club. It can help the team achieve great success.”
Al Nasser Club has won the Saudi Arabian League title 9 times. The team last won the trophy in 2019.
In a Twitter post published by Al Nasser Club, “This deal will make history in the world of football. And this deal will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success, but will give our league, our country and our future generations the impetus to achieve. We welcome Cristiano Ronaldo to our club.”
Cristiano Ronaldo last played for Manchester United in England. He left the club due to a conflict with the team management and coach.
Although Ronaldo participated in the World Cup football series for the 5th time, he could not win the trophy for the team. This time he was a substitute in the pre-quarter-final round and the quarter-final match. He was very dissatisfied with this. He had the same situation in Manchester.
Ronaldo, who has long dominated European league competitions, has now joined an Asian club for the first time. Ronaldo played for Manchester United from 2003 to 2009, Real Madrid from 2009 to 2018 and Juventus from 2018 to 2021. After this, he returned to Manchester United in 2021. But due to dissatisfaction there, he left and is currently signed for Al Nasr.
Ronaldo has long been one of the highest paid players in the world of football. Ronaldo has been linked with Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Napoli following his clash with Manchester. Thus, it was expected that he might join any of these teams. But Saudi Arabia’s Al Nasser has now joined the club for a huge sum.