Portuguese celebrity Cristiano Ronaldo was formally unveiled by his new Saudi Arabian membership Al Nassr on Tuesday in Riyadh, explaining he made the transfer having “won everything” in Europe.
Ronaldo will earn an estimated $200 million a 12 months with Al Nassr, in line with Saudi state-owned media.
“I’m so proud to make this big decision in my life, in football. As you mentioned before, in Europe my work, it’s done. I won everything,” the five-time Ballon d’Or winner stated. “I played the most important clubs in Europe and for me now, it’s a new challenge.”
The 37-year-old additionally revealed quite a lot of golf equipment from world wide had tried to signal him.
“I had many opportunities in Europe, many clubs, in Brazil, in Australia, US, even in Portugal. Many clubs tried to sign me but I give the word to this club for the opportunity,” he stated.
Regardless of a disappointing Qatar 2022 with Portugal, Ronaldo grew to become the primary man to attain in 5 World Cups. He began Portugal’s spherical of 16 and quarterfinal matches on the substitutes bench, dropping his place within the beginning lineup after supervisor Fernando Santos opted to play Gonçalo Ramos in his place.
That got here quickly after his high-profile breakup with Manchester United, which was attributable to an interview with TalkTV’s Piers Morgan the place Ronaldo stated he felt “betrayed” by the Premier League membership.
Within the interview, he additionally said he had a scarcity of respect for supervisor Erik ten Hag, and forged doubt on whether or not he would return to the staff.
Regardless of clearly slowing down on the pitch within the twilight of his profession, the Portuguese star was adamant he would be capable of have an effect with Al Nassr.
“I’m a unique player so it’s good coming here,” Ronaldo stated. “I beat all information there so I wish to beat a number of information right here as effectively.
“So for me, it’s a good chance, as you say this contract is unique, because I’m a unique player as well so for me it’s normal.”