Cristiano Ronaldo ‘signs’ £62m deal for post-Man Utd transfer with ‘formal announcement’ anticipated

Ronaldo signs for Al-Nassr Credit: Alamy
Ronaldo signs for Al-Nassr Credit: Alamy

Former Manchester United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly signed for Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr in a deal worth around £62m a year.

Ronaldo has been searching for a new club since he left Man Utd last month following his dispute with Erik ten Hag.

The Dutchman mostly left Ronaldo out of the team at the start of this campaign after the forward did not take part in pre-season.

The 37-year-old subsequently was left down the pecking order and he struggled to make an impact when he was given the chance by Ten Hag.

Ronaldo was looking to leave the club in the summer after they failed to qualify for the Champions League.

At the time, United and Ten Hag were keen to keep Ronaldo but they were given no choice but to let him go after his interview with Piers Morgan for TalkTV aired.

During this interview, he admitted that he does not respect Ten Hag. He also hit out at Ralf Rangnick, the Glazer family and several of his former teammates.

Ronaldo was briefly linked with Chelsea during the summer but they eventually decided against moving for him.

The likes of Bayern Munich and Napoli have also been linked with him but clubs have not exactly queued up to try to secure his services.

This has left Al-Nassr at the front of the queue to sign him and CBS Sports are reporting that they have now got him.

They have revealed on Friday night that Ronaldo has ‘signed a $75 million-per-year deal with Saudi Arabia club Al Nassr’. This equates to around £62m a year.

This is significantly less than the £173m a year figure that has been mentioned by Spanish outlets. 

The report from CBS Sports adds that Ronaldo contract at Al-Nassr lasts for two-and-a-half years.

It is claimed that the attacker signed his contract on Friday afternoon. 

He has ‘already completed the parts of his medical necessary to sign his contract while a second set of tests are expected to take place next week’.

‘No other serious suitors have emerged this week’ so he has decided to go ahead and join Al-Nassr. It is suggested that his contract will see him ‘wield significant sway at the Saudi club’.

Al-Nassr are expected to ‘formally announce the deal’ on New Year’s Eve after their away game against Al-Khaleej.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Al-Nassr will try to recruit Sergio Ramos after they finalise the deal to sign Ronaldo.

The defender used to play with Ronaldo during their time together at Real Madrid and he has been at PSG since last year.

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