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REPORT: Cristiano Ronaldo Set To Join Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr On Record Deal Worth Over €500 Million

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Andrew Powell Contributor
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Cristiano Ronaldo just does everything … flashy. And here we go again.

The five-time Champions League winner is reportedly set to join Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr following his midseason exit from Manchester United, according to Marca’s José Félix Díaz.

Díaz reports that the deal is for two-and-a-half-years, and worth over €500 million. Cristiano Ronaldo‘s annual salary is set at almost €200 million mark, which would make him the highest-paid athlete in the world. The rest of the contract’s worth consists of the signing-on fee and advertising financial incentives.

After a disastrous start to the 2022-23 campaign between Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United, the club announced Nov. 22 that the two parties separated on a mutual agreement. Since that time, Ronaldo has been competing in the FIFA World Cup representing his nation of Portugal, who are currently in the Round of 16.

I swear everything that Cristiano Ronaldo does has swag attached to it.

He’s played with sexy brands such as Manchester United (won a Champions League title with them), Real Madrid (won four Champions League titles with them), Italy’s Juventus with their beautiful jerseys, and now he’s in very rich Saudi Arabia getting paid €211 million per year — reportedly, of course. (RELATED: Cristiano Ronaldo And Manchester United Cut Ties With One Another)

And say what you want about Saudi Arabia, but they’re quite flashy in those parts, and if you’re a glamorous soccer superstar like Ronado, it’s going to work out great for you. He’ll be treated like royalty, possibly by even the royal family themselves. This is the same royal family that gave Lil Wayne a $25,000 Franck Muller watch and a black Lamborghini for going through trouble in a Saudi Arabian airport. Imagine how they’ll treat Cristiano.

The man did it again. Just flash and dash for this guy.