Former Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly signed for Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr on a 2-year contract, according to AlArabiya_Brk.
Al Arabiya’s tweet read: “Al-Nassr Saudi Arabia has officially signed a contract with Cristiano Ronaldo for two seasons.”
Ronaldo has been a free agent since he terminated his contract with Manchester United in November following a controversial interview with Piers Morgan.
🚨🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo has signed for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr on a 2-year contract, reports @AlArabiya_Brk. pic.twitter.com/1qZ2tJS0XR
— EuroFoot (@eurofootcom) December 30, 2022
He had denied reports that he had joined Al Nassr after the FIFA World Cup. “No, that’s not true – not true,” he had said after Portugal’s 6-1 win over Switzerland in their round of 16.
Earlier this week, Al Nassr sporting director Marcelo Salazar had said that the Saudi club will “wait” for now and that “at the right time the future will be revealed”.
It is important that you can earn your money from paying your money. #العربية_عاجل https://t.co/hHl1xs3sED
— العربية عاجل (@AlArabiya_Brk) December 30, 2022
Speaking to Flashcore, Salazar said, “I’m not allowed to say yes or no. Let’s see how it develops until the end of the year. As you can see, this is a huge negotiation, not just for the club, but for the country and for world football, and one that needs to be led by higher authorities.
“What I can say is that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best in the history of football. He has always been an example to me as an athlete, because of the will he shows to win. And then, as a Portuguese citizen, I cheered I always add to him. But when the time is right, the future will be revealed,” he added.