Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr on a deal that runs until 2025.
The Portugal captain left Manchester United as a free agent few weeks before the world cup, following a controversial interview in which he criticised the club.
Ronaldo, who scored 145 goals in 346 appearances for United, left Juventus to rejoin the Old Trafford club in August 2021 – 11 years after he departed to join Real Madrid, but things went sore and they parted ways, again. This time not on a good note.
With Friday’s deal, the five time Ballon D’or winner will reportedly receive the biggest football salary in history at more than £ 177 m per year.
The 37-year-old said in a post that he is eager to experience a new football league in a different country.
On their part, Al Nassr – nine-time Saudi Pro League champions – described the signing as “historic.
Ronaldo’s move to Saudi Arabia means he will no longer play in the champions league where he holds the record as the highest goal scorer.