Cristiano Ronaldo has found a new club following his departure from Manchester United in November. The 37-year-old soccer star has signed with Saudi Arabian team Al-Nassr, where he is expected to earn a whopping £173 million per year. Ronaldo’s contract with Manchester United was mutually terminated after he gave an explosive and unsanctioned interview with Piers Morgan, in which he criticized the club’s manager, Erik ten Hag, and owners, the Glazers, and claimed that he had been “betrayed” by the team.
Now, Ronaldo will join Al-Nassr, who currently sit at the top of the Saudi Pro League with seven wins in their first ten matches. In a statement, the club referred to Ronaldo’s signing as “history in the making,” and said it would inspire not only the team, but also the league, the nation, and future generations of soccer players. Ronaldo, for his part, expressed excitement at the opportunity to join his new teammates and experience a different league in a different country. He said that Al-Nassr’s vision was “very inspiring and impressive,” and he looked forward to being a part of it.