Cristiano Ronaldo has completed a move to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr, the team revealed on Friday. The Portuguese football star joins the Riyadh-based club from Juventus, where he spent the last two seasons.
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has completed his move to Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr FC. On Friday, the club tweeted a picture of Ronaldo holding up the yellow No. 7 jersey and announced his arrival.
They said the move “will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves”.
The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Ronaldo did not have to wait for the January transfer window to open to put pen to paper on the new contract.
Since his departure from Manchester United, speculation has been rife regarding Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential move to a club in Saudi Arabia.
However, in an interview with Piers Morgan, the Portuguese footballer denied such rumors and revealed how he felt betrayed by the Red Devils, having no respect left for manager Erik ten Hag.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s second spell at Manchester United has ended on a sour note, as he departs the club having scored only once in ten Premier League appearances this season.
The 37-year-old was largely used as a substitute by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and in October refused to go onto the pitch against Tottenham Hotspur, instead walking down the tunnel with minutes of the match still remaining. Since joining the Red Devils in 2003, Ronaldo has experienced huge success, transforming himself from a skilful winger into one of the world’s best players.
During his first spell at United, he won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, two League Cups, the Champions League and the first of his five Ballon d’Or crowns before departing for Real Madrid in 2009.
Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United last year was celebrated by the club’s fans, yet his second stint at Old Trafford did not live up to the heights of his first, as United ended the season without any honours.
Nevertheless, Ronaldo made history at the 2022 Qatar World Cup as he became the first-ever player to score in five different tournaments.