Five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or Cristiano Ronaldo has finalized his transfer to Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr, becoming him the world’s highest-paid footballer. Former Manchester United great is unlikely to play in the UEFA Champions League after joining the Saudi Pro League. According to speculations, Ronaldo may compete in the European Championships next season.
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Ronaldo, 37, has agreed to a contract extension with Al-Nassr worth approximately $208 million until June 2025. It includes a $75 million on-field pay and $134 million for commercial deals and image rights. According to Marca, the Portuguese captain’s contract with Al-Nassr. Includes a condition that allows him to play for Newcastle United, a Premier League team.
The Magpies are owned by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia, and Ronaldo’s contract with Al-Aalami might lead to an unbelievable loan move to Newcastle United if the Magpies qualify for the Champions League next season. Former Real Madrid and Juventus striker is the leading scorer in the UCL with 140 goals in 183 appearances, trailing only Lionel Messi, who has 129 goals in 161 games.