In a huge deal that counts over 200 million Euros ($21,40,46,000), football star Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Al Nassr till June 2025.

After the Portuguese icon signed the contract with the Saudi Arabia club, it made him the top earner in football history. His new contract has even made him the number one footballer in terms of salary past Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) stars like Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. Messi is now way behind in terms of salary as he earns approximately 35 million pound per year ($4,22,73,070). Mbappe's net worth is $150 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Welcoming Ronaldo, Al-Nassr wrote on Instagram that it was history in the making, and it was a signing that would not only inspire then club to "achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves."

According to a statement, Ronaldo said that he was “eager to experience a new football league in a different country," and was fortunate that he has "won everything I set out to win in European football." Now, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner feels that this is the "right moment to share my experience in Asia." He was reluctant to give any details about his future at international level, but he said that he will "never turn my back on my teammates and my country." He also shared that he would "let time be a good adviser and allow everyone to draw their own conclusions."

After Ronaldo's exit from Manchester United, boss Erik ten Hag said last month that it was "looking to the future," and that the footballer was "gone and it's the past."

Al-Nassr, based in Riyadh, competes in Saudi Pro League, and in the nation`s top-flight club football, it has the second-highest amount of league titles. Al-Nassr president Musalli Almuammar said that this is more "than history in the making," and said that Ronaldo is a "special footballer and a special person whose impact is felt far beyond football."

The club, also known as Al Alami (The International Club), has won six King’s Cups, two Saudi Super Cups, three Crown Prince’s Cups and three Federation Cups.

It is not the first time that a big name has been linked to Al Nassr. In 1998, Bulgarian star Hristo Stoichkov had joined the club on a two-match deal. It helped them to the Asian Cup Winners Cup, and at that time, he had earned $200,000 for those two games. France’s Rudi Garcia, who used to play for the Les Bleus, is currently managing the team. Till now, he has managed 11 games for Al Nassr, out of which the team won 8, lost one and two ended in draws.

Cristiano Ronaldo. Photo by: AFP/Karim Jaafar

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