Currently present at the World Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo is now without a club since Manchester United announced that he was leaving the club “with immediate effect” on November 22.. But, despite his 37 years, the Portuguese should not stay idle for long and his future destination could be quickly known.
No more top European clubs for Cristiano Ronaldo who should join the Saudi club Al-Nassr. According to Marca, the player is close to concluding an agreement with the club currently second in the championship. He is expected to sign for two and a half seasons and will earn around 200 million euros per season. Compensation that includes both salary and advertising revenue. Note that, as Ronaldo is currently free of any contract, Al-Nassr will not have to pay a transfer fee.
The Spanish newspaper specifies that “failing to have found a European club to be able to continue to play among the elite, Ronaldo privileged the economic aspect”. Of course, no club, whether in Europe or in MLS (American Premier League) has made an offer approaching that of the Saudi club. Nothing stands in the way of the Portuguese coming to the Gulf. Last summer, in the middle of the Ronaldo soap opera at Manchester United, Al-Nassr was already hoping to lure him into its ranks but a transfer ban imposed on the club derailed the deal.
In Saudi Arabia, he will find a certain Rudi Garcia as coach, as well as six Saudi players currently at the World Cup.