Ronaldo close to agreeing Al-Nassr transfer worth €200m per year

Published November 30th, 2022 - 11:21 GMT
Portugal's forward #07 Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group H football match between Portugal and Uruguay at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 28, 2022. FIFA later attributed the goal to Portugal's midfielder #08 Bruno Fernandes. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)
Portugal's forward #07 Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group H football match between Portugal and Uruguay at the Lusail Stadium in Lusail, north of Doha on November 28, 2022. FIFA later attributed the goal to Portugal's midfielder #08 Bruno Fernandes. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)

Former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly close to agreeing on a mega transfer to Saudi Arabian outfit Al-Nassr.

WHAT'S HAPPENING? According to Spanish publication Marca, Ronaldo has been offered a two-year contract by Al-Nasser, who are able to sign the 37-year-old on a free transfer following his departure from Manchester United.

THE BIGGER PICTURE Marca reports that Ronaldo has also attracted interest from MLS, but he is very conscious of picking up the most lucrative wage possible if calling time on his illustrious career in Europe. Al-Nasser are willing to pay the Portugal forward a grand total of €400 million if he agrees on a deal to play for the Saudi Arabian club until 2025.

AND WHAT'S MORE Ronaldo's second spell at Old Trafford came to an acrimonious end earlier this month as United announced the termination of his contract by mutual consent. The decision was made following the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's controversial interview with Piers Morgan, during which he accused the club of betraying him and admitted to having no respect for head coach Erik ten Hag.

DID YOU KNOW? Should Ronaldo indeed end up joining Al-Nasser, he will link up with another former Premier League star in David Ospina, who played in goal for Arsenal between 2014 and 2019.

What next for Ronaldo?

The veteran striker is currently starring for Portugal at the 2022 World Cup, and will hope for another start when Fernando Santos' side wrap up their group stage campaign against South Korea on Friday.


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