Six weeks after the termination of his contract with Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has found a new home. The 37-year-old joins the Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr of the Saudi Professional League, also known as the Roshn Saudi League.
Al-Nassr confirmed the news on Friday that Ronaldo is signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the club. The contract will pay the Portuguese star $75 million USD per year, making him the highest-paid player in world futbol. According to sources close to the situation, Ronaldo has already completed the medical tests necessary to sign his contract.
“History in the making,” the team said on Twitter. “This is a signing that 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.”
Ronaldo will be officially unveiled as an Al-Nassr player on Tuesday during an open training session at the team’s Mrsool Park in Riyadh. Though Al-Nassr play Al Taee at home Thursday, sources say the Riyadh derby away to Al-Shabab on January 14 will likely be Ronaldo’s first game with his new club.