The fans of the South Korean national team celebrate in Seoul the promotion to the round of 2022 World Cup (YouTube)
Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way to El Nasser in Saudi Arabia, reports today (Monday), the Spanish "Marca" who confidently claims that "the deal is closed".
The contract between Ronaldo and the Saudi team will be for two and a half years.
The Portuguese star left Manchester United, who announced their departure two days before the start of the World Cup, and Al Nasser was the team that expressed the most interest in the player.
Ronaldo will be the footballer with the highest salary in the world of football, and by a huge margin: 200 million euros per season.
Assuming that it is indeed a two and a half year contract, he will return to Saudi Arabia with at least half a billion dollars, not including a signing bonus of almost 100 million euros.
Leo Messi and Neymar, for comparison, earn 75 and 70 million euros per season at Paris Saint-Germain.
Ronaldo's numbers, for illustration:
200 million euros per year
16 million euros per month
3.8 million euros per week
760 thousand euros per day
96 thousand euros per hour
1,600 euros per minute
26 euros per second
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Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way to the Saudi Al Nasr team (photo: screenshot, illustration)
Ronaldo was for almost two decades one of the two most dominant players in the world, but lately he has been having trouble recreating his great days, and this season he disappointed at Manchester United and was released from it after a high-profile scandal that included public accusations.
According to several reports, he tried to find another team in Europe, which plays in the Champions League, but teams such as Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Napoli have already stated that they are not interested in signing him, due to his current ability and his huge costs.
Now he will move to a distant and unknown league, which he hopes may be his presence in it will upgrade it and give him international fame.
As you know, Saudi Arabia is trying to win the hosting of the 2030 World Cup, and hopes that Ronaldo will help it get on the world football map.
The one who trains Al Nassar is the French Rudy Garcia.
Goalkeeper David Ospina and Alvaro Gonzalez also played in it.
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