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Friday, June 21, 2024

Report: Cristiano Ronaldo Signs $75M Per Year Deal with Al Nassr

  • Ronaldo will reportedly bring in $214M annually with commercial deals included.
  • The contract is good for two-and-a-half years.
Cristiano Rolando celebrates after scoring goal in world. cup
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After much speculation, Cristiano Ronaldo appears to finally be headed to Saudi Arabia to continue his club career for a staggering amount of money.

On Friday, CBS reported that Ronaldo had signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr worth $75 million per year. The club confirmed his arrival later in the day.

Soccer reporter Fabrizio Romano adds that Ronaldo’s total annual compensation will be close to €200 million ($214M) with commercial deals included.

Initial reporting suggested the 37-year-old would bring in a tremendous $207 million annually.

There was also speculation that part of the Portuguese great’s presence in Riyadh would involve him promoting Saudi Arabia’s joint bid for the 2030 World Cup — but the Evening Standard reports that he will no longer do that, as Portugal is also submitting a joint bid for the tournament.

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Assuming the reports are accurate, it would likely spell the end for Ronaldo’s career in Europe — and, subsequently, in UEFA Champions League, where he is the competition’s all-time leading scorer with 140 goals.

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