If you’re a Ronaldo fan- here’s an interesting piece of information for you. The Portuguese football player is all set to play for the Saudi club Al Nassr starting January 1, 2023, if local media reports are to be believed.
The club has apparently offered the 37-year-old a whopping $211m-a-year deal to secure his services which will also include advertising agreements. The deal will span over a period of at least two years with a possibility of further extension.
At Al Nassr, Ronaldo will be coached by Frenchman Rudi Garcia and partnered by Alvaro Gonzales. The news of his joining has come in shortly after his contract with Premier League giants, Manchester United, was terminated earlier this month.
Saudi Arabia’s Sports Minister Prince Abdulaziz had also previously shown keen interest in Ronaldo joining the club. He had stated, ‘Anything is possible, I would love to see Ronaldo play in the Saudi league. It would benefit the league, and the sports ecosystem in Saudi and it will inspire the youth for the future. He’s a role model to a lot of kids and has a big fan base.’
Further, the anticipated deal which includes financial incentives via advertising could make the Portuguese footballer the highest-paid sportsman in the world. What are your thoughts on Ronaldo’s switch to the Saudi league?