Ronaldo Joins Saudi Arabia Club Al Nassr On Two-Year Deal

Ronaldo Joins Saudi Arabia Club Al Nassr On Two-Year Deal
Ronaldo Joins Saudi Arabia Club Al Nassr On Two-Year Deal

Portugal skipper and former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Saudi Arabia club Al Nassr on a two-year contract.

Al Nassr announced the signing of Ronaldo on their Twitter handle on Friday.

Ronaldo agreed a lucrative £173million-a-year deal with the Middle Eastern outfit.

Al Nassr wrote on Twitter: “This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves.

“Welcome @Cristiano to your new home @AlNassrFC.”

And speaking about signing for the club, Ronaldo said: “I’m thrilled for new experience in a different league and a different country.

“The vision that Al Nassr has is very inspiring. I am very excited to join my team-mates, to help the team to achieve more success.”

Ronaldo is understood to have undergone the first part of his medical and will complete the second stage in Riyadh in the coming days.

He initially distanced himself from a move to the Middle East as he wanted play in the Champions League this season.

And during his interview with popular English journalist Piers Morgan, Ronaldo confirmed he had previously turned down £3m per week to play in Saudi.

And following his move to Al Nassr, Ronaldo is now teammate with Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar and former Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina.

Al Nassr, who have also been linked with a move for Ronaldo’s ex-Real Madrid team-mate Sergio Ramos, currently sit second in the Saudi Pro League table after seven wins from their opening 10 games.

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