The novel came to an end after some back and forth. On Tuesday, November 22nd, what was anticipated was verified: Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United reached a mutual understanding to promptly end the player’s contract with the English organization.
Since his return to Manchester United, the Portuguese player has shown his relevance despite facing questions about his age (37 years old), and he is one of the greatest players in the history of the club.
Prior to the 2022-2023 season, Cristiano barely accumulated 2 assists and 3 goals in 16 encounters before the break for the World Cup in Qatar. In this Premier League campaign, he only started in 10 matches as a starter, not because Ten Hag Erik did not have him as the first option, but because of the bad atmosphere and inconveniences that started to generate.
Arabia’s soccer will feature Cristiano Ronaldo in its stadium. The recruitment of the Portuguese by Al-Nassr was first reported by locals on Friday, and promptly verified by the Saudi Arabian establishment.
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Beyond the football club’s salary, the deal encompasses commercial agreements. This move, which gained attention as one of the winter season’s notable transfers after the departure of the Manchester United forward, has been finalized with a two-year contract worth $200 million per season.
How did Cristiano Ronaldo end up in Saudi Arabia?
In 2025, Cristiano would not arrive until the end of the season, with 40 years of age. The link would go until the final of the season. The numbers are chilling: $200 million for sponsorships and contracts between seasons. Saudi Arabia’s Al-Nassr confirmed an offer to Cristiano Ronaldo, referring to football transfers. This was confirmed by the eminent Romano Fabrizio on Wednesday, November 30. After confirming his departure from Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo featured as a free agent for the rest of the season.
In Saudi Arabia, CR7 will play for the first time and the prestigious Spanish newspaper Marca confirmed the transfer on Monday, December 5th.
According to José Félix Díaz, the Portuguese’s connection with the Saudis was assumed until 2025, while the Spanish journalist titled that CR7’s path will continue in Saudi Arabia, as reported by the Portuguese newspaper Record. The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia regained strength on Thursday, December 22nd.
Every week, he would earn over three million dollars. His annual salary will be around 200 million dollars, and it was revealed that the Saudis have already welcomed the player on Friday, December 30th.
In January, the transfer market will officially open once the transfer is made effective. With regards to their candidacy as the host of the 2030 World Cup, the Arab country hopes that Cristiano’s image will serve as a positive impact on the world.
¿A qué club pudo haberse unido Cristiano Ronaldo?
But nothing happened, once the World Cup was over, it was expected that Graham Potter’s team would come back for the Portuguese player, CR7 was on Chelsea’s radar in the last transfer window.
Bayern Munich and Sporting Lisbon are other European giants that were linked to Ronaldo, although nothing materialized.
Cristiano’s 2022-2023 Season
Tournament PJ Goals Assists Premier League 10 1 0 Europa League 6 2 2 Total 16 3 2.
How much is Cristiano Ronaldo worth?
According to the specialized website Transfermarkt, the market value of Cristiano Ronaldo amounts to 20 million euros.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his departure from Manchester United
Manchester United announced through their social media channels that they have reached a mutual agreement with Cristiano Ronaldo to terminate his contract in order to become a free agent and join the Portuguese star in an immediate manner.
Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect. The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford.#MUFC
Wayne Rooney, similar to Erik Ten Hag, the team proprietors, and certain previous colleagues, was condemned by Cristiano in his recent contentious discussion with Piers Morgan, which is the primary cause for this collective determination.
Finally, the player and the institution reached an agreement to interrupt their contract, according to an official statement from Manchester United. The institution will not give any further responses until the resolution. The Red Devils initiated legal actions against CR7 to terminate the Portuguese contract on November 18th.
The statement from Cristiano
“I wish Manchester all the best. It seems to me that it is the appropriate time to seek a new challenge. I love the club and the fans, that will never change. After conversations with Manchester United, we have mutually agreed to end our contract. Following the news that the Portuguese is no longer a footballer of Manchester United, CR7 expressed:”