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Ronaldo’s move to Al-Nassr highlights his decline as a Portugal player

Al-Nassr will officially unveil Ronaldo on Tuesday after agreeing to a contract. That is said to be worth more than 200 million euros and will last until 2025. Cristiano Ronaldo’s steep decline as one of football’s most feared strikers has been exposed by his move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr. Which signifies the end of his reign. Al-Nassr will officially unveil Ronaldo on Tuesday after agreeing to a contract. That is said to be worth more than 200 million euros and will last until 2025.

However, the 37-year-old’s diminished status as a fallen star based. On their previous heroics contrasts with the wealth and fanfare that await him in Saudi Arabia. It is a damning indictment of his subpar performance. Over the past 18 months that Ronaldo is forced to play out. What will undoubtedly be the final chapter of his glittering career in Saudi Arabia’s football wasteland. After a difficult year in which he was demoted to the Portugal bench and pushed to the sidelines by Manchester United. Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the Ballon d’Or five times, heads to the Gulf.

His second stint with United ended in November with his departure by mutual consent. Shortly after he harshly criticized club hierarchy and manager Erik ten Hag in an explosive television interview.
As his relationship with United worsened, Ronaldo was linked to a number of Champions League challengers. Including Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Napoli. There was also talk of a return to his first team, Sporting Lisbon, and a move to the Major League Soccer (MLS) to join Inter Miami. Which is owned by David Beckham, a former United teammate.

However, none of those deals were made. It was instructive to note that United did not rush to sign the aging icon when they decided that his diminishing contribution. Combined with his public displays of dissent, made him a costly luxury they no longer needed. Ronaldo’s unsuccessful bid to win the World Cup. Which occurred at the same time as his tumultuous departure from United, demonstrated his relegation to the ranks of football’s commoners.

Tears in Qatar Ronaldo was left out of the starting lineup for Portugal’s rout of Switzerland. In the last 16 in a move that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago. In addition, Ronaldo started on the bench in Portugal’s shocking quarterfinal defeat to Morocco by a score of 1-0. Made little impact upon his introduction, and was last seen crying as he moved through the tube. The fact that Lionel Messi, Ronaldo’s former sparring partner. Received the World Cup trophy for the first time added bittersweetness to the story.

Given their long-standing rivalry, Ronaldo will have been hurt when he saw Messi lift the World Cup after Argentina’s final victory over France in Qatar. Few would scrutinize Ronaldo’s all in all correct to be viewed as one of the unequaled greats subsequent to winning five Bosses Association crowns and a consolidated seven homegrown association titles with Joined together, Juventus and Genuine Madrid.
In the Champions League, he also holds the record for most goals scored. Ronaldo also played for the Portuguese national team, which won the 2016 European Championship.

In the final against France, he played for less than 30 minutes before getting hurt. However, Messi’s success with Argentina elevated him to the status of football’s immortals alongside Pele and Diego Maradona, a rarefied air that Ronaldo will never experience unless he wins the World Cup. Ronaldo demonstrated that he is aware of his diminished position in the football hierarchy by opting to accept the lucrative deal in the Middle East rather than continue playing for a lesser European team.

Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, and Mohamed Salah are the new worldwide stars venturing into Ronaldo’s boots. Al-Nassr praised Ronaldo’s signing by claiming that the “history-making” agreement would “inspire future generations” to be their best selves. However, this Ronaldo is far from his best, and millions of people have been captivated by him over the past two decades.

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