Soccer star and former World Player of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo is set to move to Saudi Arabia from the start of 2023 after agreeing a contract with Al-Nassr - according to reports in Spain.
Ronaldo recently departed from English club Manchester United after an interview with the U.K.’s Piers Morgan earlier in November during which he criticized some of his teammates and coaches,
Talks of a deal being “close” emerged at the end of November and it now appears the 37 year old will play club football outside of Europe for the first time in his career.
According to Spanish outlet Marca, a $210million per season deal is “complete” with the Portuguese star expected to sign a two-year contract.
The initial deal will be around $105m with advertisement and sponsorship bringing his wages to a record figure that will see him become the highest paid athlete in sport.
Should the contract be confirmed, it would suggest Ronaldo has no intention of adding to his domestic and European club titles after winning the Champions League five times, the Premier League three times, La Liga and Serie A twice apiece, as well as a number of cup competitions.
It is expected the Ronaldo will also serve as a promotional ambassador for Saudi Arabia, which is in contention to host the 2030 World Cup.