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Cristiano Ronaldo offered $225 million contract to play for Saudi Arabian soccer club – report

Cristiano Ronaldo receives the MARCA Leyenda (MARCA Legend) Award
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been offered a $225 million (£186 million) contract to play for Al Nassr after the World Cup.

According to CBS Sports, Al Nassr, a Saudi Arabian club, is offering the Portuguese soccer superstar the six-figure three-year contract following his departure from Manchester United.

The reported deal would allow Ronaldo, who is currently playing in his fifth World Cup, to earn $75 million (£62 million) per year into his 40s.

CBS Sports also reported the two parties discussed the potential deal over the summer, implying that a contract would be signed soon.

Al Nassr has won nine league championships.

On 22 November, it was announced Ronaldo’s contract with Manchester United had been mutually terminated with immediate effect.

“The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future,” the team wrote in a statement on their official website.

“Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under (manager) Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch.”

The news of Ronaldo’s departure came after the 37-year-old sports star claimed in an interview with Piers Morgan that he was being forced out of the team, adding that he felt “betrayed” by the club.

Ronaldo originally played for the English soccer team between 2003 and 2009. After stints at Real Madrid and Juventus, he returned to the club last year.

– Cover Media