Cristiano Ronaldo Makes Surprising Move to Saudi Arabian Club Al-Nassr
by FARUK IMAMOVIC | VIEW 135
Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the most well-known and highly regarded soccer players in the world, has made a surprising move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr. The transfer was confirmed yesterday, but Ronaldo had originally hoped to return to his former club, Real Madrid.
After the World Cup, Ronaldo returned to Madrid and even trained with the team, hoping for an invitation to join the club that never came. With no top European clubs interested in signing the striker, Ronaldo was left with little choice but to move to Al-Nassr.
Ronaldo played for Real Madrid from 2009 to 2018, scoring an impressive 450 goals in 438 games. During his time with the Spanish giants, Ronaldo helped lead the team to numerous victories and accolades, including four Champions League titles and two La Liga titles.
His association with Real Madrid even prevented him from joining rivals Atletico Madrid last summer. However, despite his impressive track record and ongoing success on the field, Ronaldo's transfer to Al-Nassr was met with protests from fans.
Many were unhappy about the move and hoped to see Ronaldo stay with his former club, Manchester United, where he played from 2003 to 2009. In the end, Ronaldo ultimately stayed with Manchester United until his departure in November.
Major coup for Al-Nassr
Now, Ronaldo will be joining Al-Nassr on a two-and-a-half-year contract worth a whopping 195 million euros per year. This is an exciting move for Ronaldo, who will be joining a talented and ambitious team in a rapidly growing soccer league.
It is also a major coup for Al-Nassr, who will be able to count on Ronaldo's skills and experience as they look to compete at the highest level of the game. But fans of Ronaldo and soccer enthusiasts around the world won't have to wait long to see him back in action.
While Ronaldo's move to Al-Nassr may have come as a surprise to some, it is clear that the Portuguese superstar is ready to take on this new challenge and continue his impressive career on and off the field. Whether he is scoring goals or promoting the growth of soccer in Saudi Arabia, Ronaldo is sure to make a big impact in his new home.