How much will Cristiano Ronaldo earn at Al Nassr? Former Man Utd star’s salary at Saudi club revealed

The one-time Manchester United favourite set to receive the biggest football salary in history at Riyadh based side after Premier League departure.
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Five weeks on from Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United parting ways and the Portuguese superstar has finally completed his highly publicised move to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.

The 37-year old’s contract was terminated on 22 November, bringing his second spell at Old Trafford to a premature end. A disappointing World Cup campaign followed for the five time Ballon d’Or winner as Portugal exited to Morocco in the quarter-finals, almost certainly ending his hopes of ever lifting international football’s top prize.

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All that time, speculation was rampant regarding Ronaldo’s next move and it has been clear for weeks that he would be heading for the Gulf state. Here is what has been reported about his contract with the Riyadh based club, said to be the biggest football salary in history.

How much will Cristiano Ronaldo earn at Al Nassr?

As per Italian journalist and transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, Ronaldo’s salary at Al Nassr will be close to €200m (£177m) per year including commercial deals. He has signed a two-year contract that will last until June 2025 when the ex-Real Madrid and Juventus man will be 39-years old.

Ronaldo was already the third highest-paid footballer in the world while at United, according to a 2022 article from Forbes, but his new deal has taken him above Lionel Messi and Kyllian Mbappe.

Who are Al Nassr? History of Saudi club

Al Nassr are based in Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia, and currently sit second in the Saudi Professional League table. They have won the league title nine times in their history, making them the second most successful club in Saudi Arabia behind Al-Hilal, who have won 18.

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Ronaldo will not be the only recognisable name in the Al Nassr squad and will join up with the likes of former Arsenal keeper David Ospina, ex-Villarreal and former Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez, Vincent Aboubakar - once of Porto - and ex-Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo. The team is currently under the management of French head coach Rudi Garcia, best known for his spells in charge of Lyon, Marsellie and Roma.

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