Cristiano Ronaldo signs $214-mn deal with Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr

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Cristiano Ronaldo, who was formally with Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus, will be joining Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr on a two-and-half-year-deal. On Friday, the 37-year-old Portuguese player signed the deal, which is believed to be worth more than 200 million euros, which will continue till June 2025. The forward was a free agent after his contract at Manchester United was mutually terminated. The ace player’s photo holding a blue and yellow shirt with his favoured number seven printed on the back featured on the Al Nassr Twitter feed.  

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Al Nassr issued a statement saying the five-time Ballon D’or winner will join on a deal until 2025 but did not disclose any financial details. Ronaldo’s contract has been estimated by media to be worth more than €200 million ($214.04 million). 

How much will Ronaldo earn at Al Nassr?

The 37-year-old has signed a deal with Al-Nassr until 2025 and will receive the biggest salary in the history of the game, worth close to £173 million per year, according to Saudi state-owned broadcaster Al Ekhbariya.

Ronaldo’s salary will actually amount to £62m ($75m) with the rest of his pay packet made up of image rights and commercial deals, according to CBS Sports. He is also set to play a role in Saudi Arabia’s bid for World Cup 2030.

How will Al Nassr fund Ronaldo deal?

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The Saudi side will fund the deal “using a variety of partners,” according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs. The club “will only contribute minority funding” and are likely to pay less than half of the total package.

Mohamed Al-Khereiji, who tried to buy Chelsea, with his Saudi Media Group was “key” to the deal, while there is also government support.

The deal also allows Ronaldo to have “large control on the football, commercial and ambassadorial side” which even extends to the new signing having some input when it comes to transfers.

How Much does Messi earn at PSG?

Ronaldo’s deal far exceeds Messi’s at Paris Saint-Germain.

The Argentina international earned €30 million (£25m/$33m) in his first season with new employers in France, which rose to €40m (£33m/$44m) in his second year, as reported by L’Equipe.

Ronaldo has had a successful run at different clubs after playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid from 2009-18 where he won two La Liga titles, two Spanish Cups, four Champions League titles and three Club World Cups. He went on to score a club record 451 times for Real Madrid and has more than 800 senior goals overall for club and country. 

Ronaldo claimed two Serie A titles and a Copa Italia trophy in three years at Juventus before rejoining United with whom he had bagged three Premier League crowns, the FA Cup, two League Cups, the Champions League and Club World Cup. 

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