As he plans to retire at 40, Cristiano Ronaldo said that the World Cup in Qatar would probably be his last. He also said that a move to Saudi Arabia would likely be the end of his career. After leaving Manchester United to become a free agent. Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a contract with Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia for two and a half years.
Ronaldo withdrew from Old Trafford last month following a dangerous TV interview in which the 37-year-old forward said he felt deceived by the club and didn’t regard their Dutch administrator Erik ten Witch. Al Nassr said in a statement that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will sign a contract until 2025, but it didn’t say anything about the money. The media have estimated that Ronaldo’s contract is worth more than 214.04 million euros.
Ronaldo said in the statement, “I feel now that this is the right moment to share my experience in Asia. After a glittering spell at Spanish giants Real Madrid from 2009 to 2018. During which he won two La Liga titles, two Spanish Cups, and four Champions League titles. Three Club World Cups, Ronaldo will arrive in Saudi Arabia with a substantial collection of club honors.
He went on to score a club record 451 times for Real. He has scored more than 800 senior goals for the club and the country as a whole. Ronaldo spent three years at Juventus, winning two Serie A titles and a Copa Italia trophy. Before returning to United, where he won three Premier League titles. He scored a penalty in Portugal’s first Group H match. Against Ghana and became the first player to score in five World Cups while playing for Portugal in Qatar. Morocco eliminated Portugal in the quarterfinals.
Ronaldo said that the World Cup in Qatar would probably be his last. He plans to retire at 40 and move to Saudi Arabia. Where he will likely be one of the best current players alongside Lionel Messi.
Musalli Almuammar, president of Al Nassr Football Club, stated, “This is more than history in the making.” This acquisition will not only motivate our team to achieve even greater success but also motivate our league, our nation, and future generations.
The Saudi Arabian team, which has won nine titles in the Saudi Pro Premier League, is hoping that Ronaldo can help them win their first AFC Asian Champions League and another domestic league title.
However, the Portuguese forward will miss his first two domestic matches due to a suspension for hitting a fan with a phone during United’s April loss to Everton.