Portugal’s footballing celebrity Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived in Riyadh forward of his grand unveiling earlier than 1000’s of followers at Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr membership.
In line with worldwide media, after sealing a deal estimated at greater than 200 million euros ($213m), the 37-year-old touched down within the Saudi Arabian capital late on Monday.
Ronaldo, who left Manchester United below a cloud after slamming the membership in a TV interview, will seem at Al Nassr’s 25,000-capacity Mrsool Park stadium in Riyadh at 7pm native time (16:00 GMT) on Tuesday, officers stated.
The most recent and presumably last chapter in Ronaldo’s illustrious profession comes weeks after Portugal’s quarterfinal exit from the World Cup in neighbouring Qatar, the place his nice rival Lionel Messi lifted the trophy with Argentina.
Al Nassr is anticipating a packed stadium for the disclosing, in accordance with one official who didn’t wish to be named as a result of he was not authorised to talk to media.
Ronaldo has gained 5 Champions League titles in addition to league titles in Italy with Juventus, in Spain with Actual Madrid and in England with United. He’s additionally the highest scorer within the Champions League and with the Portuguese nationwide workforce, with whom he gained Euro 2016. On the current World Cup 2022 in Qatar, he grew to become the primary man to attain at 5 World Cups along with his penalty within the group-stage win over Ghana.
He’s additionally one of many highest-paid. The Portuguese ahead earned a reported wage of 31 million euros ($33m) at Juventus earlier than taking a pay minimize to rejoin Manchester United.
Ronaldo’s signing with Al Nassr till June 2025 is simply the most recent foray into top-level sports activities by oil-rich Saudi Arabia, which has moved into System One, boxing and golf, and snapped up English membership Newcastle United.