Cristiano Ronaldo has signed with Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League for close to €200 million per season, according to reports.
That equates to approximately $314 million per season.
The 37-year-old penned a two-and-a-half year playing contract, after which it’s believed he will move to an ambassadorial role for Saudi Arabia to host the World Cup in 2030.
Over the course of the entire deal, Ronaldo is set to make close to $1.9 billion.
It’s a record-breaking contract that will make him the highest-paid sportsperson of all time.
Ronaldo was thrilled with the move.
“I can’t wait to discover a new football league in a different country,” he said.
“The vision with which Al Nassr operates is very inspiring, and I am delighted to join my teammates, so that together we can help the team achieve greater success.”
The veteran hasn’t enjoyed a great end to 2022, where he struggled for form at Manchester United before only managing one goal at the World Cup, as Portugal were knocked out in the Quarterfinals.
He voiced his displeasure at his former club United in a TV interview, saying he felt “betrayed” and didn’t respect the coach Erik ten Hag.
Originally published as Cristiano Ronaldo has signed for Al Nassr in the Saudi Pro League