By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has a new home. And he took the money and ran.
Ronaldo was released two weeks ago from Manchester United after a controversial interview with host Piers Morgan. Now, he has agreed to a deal with Saudi club Al Nassr FC.
He will officially join the team on January 1st. Ronaldo — who will be 38 in February — will make over $300 million with this deal.
He will receive $100 million for the first six months of the contract. Ronaldo will get $200 million for each full season after the six month period, according to reports.
Ronaldo said during his interview with Morgan that he had a mind-boggling deal from Saudi Arabia. And now he has received a new offer. Or maybe this was his offer that he had on the table from the summer time.
Portugal is in the Round of 16 of the World Cup. But behind the scenes, Ronaldo and his team has been working on a new deal.
He joins some big names on this team. Other big names on the team include goalkeeper David Ospina, midfielder Luiz Gustavo, and striker Vincent Aboubakar.
Al Nassr is a successful team in Saudi Arabia. However, they have not won the crown since 2019.
“Anything is possible, I would love to see Ronaldo play in the Saudi league,” Saudi Arabia’s Sports Minister Prince Abdulaziz said in an interview with BBC Sport before the deal was struck. “It would benefit the league, the sports eco-system in Saudi and it will inspire the youth for the future. He’s a role model to a lot of kids and has a big fan base.”