Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted an offer to join Al Nassr FC, a Saudi Arabia-based football club, at a record fee of $200 million per season, according to reports. A two and half years deal has been agreed upon by the footballer and the Saudi club.
Football journalist Fabrizio Romano had earlier said that since the 37-year-old and Manchester United, his former club, decided to part ways following an interview with British talk-show host Piers Morgan, he was been approached by the Saudi club to join them.
In the interview with Morgan, Ronaldo had raised a number of issues with Manchester United which did not go down well with the board. He had said that United lacks the infrastructure that is expected of a modern football club. He alleged that manager Erik Ten Hag was not respectful towards him and as result, he said that he also does not have any respect for Ten Hag.
After a period of deliberation, United and Ronaldo mutually agreed to terminate the contract days before the start of the FIFA World Cup.
Where is Al Nassr FC?
Al-Nassr FC is located in Al Halilah, Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. Their home ground is Mrsool Park and they play professional football in the Saudi Pro League. They also compete in the AFC Championship and the King Cup.
Founded in 1955, it is one of the oldest clubs in Saudi Arabia. The club is the most successful football club in the country with 27 league titles in total.