Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to terms with Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr on a two-and-a-half-year contract..
The contract will pay the Portuguese legend, who had been without a club since leaving Manchester United in November, the highest salary in football history.
But how much money will Ronaldo make in Al Nassr’s yellow and blue?
Continue reading to learn about the staggering sum of money.
Ronaldo will earn £173 million per year at Al Nassr, according to Saudi state media.
According to CBS Sports, £62 million of this total salary will be paid for football, while the remaining £111 million will be paid for commercial deals and image rights..
Ronaldo will also become an ambassador for the country’s bid to host the World Cup in 2030 as part of the non-football fee.
Ronaldo’s salary dwarfs that of Ronaldo’s career rival Lionel Messi, who is said to earn around £36 million per year at French champions PSG.
The agreement to bring Ronaldo to the Saudi Pro League extends his contract beyond his 40th birthday until the summer of 2025..
‘I am fortunate that I have won everything I set out to win in European football and feel now that this is the right moment to share my experience in Asia,’ Ronaldo said after the transfer was confirmed..
‘I am excited to join my new team mates and work with them to help the Club achieve success.’
Ronaldo earned £20 million per year during his second stint at Old Trafford, according to the Daily Mail.
The 37-year-old took a pay cut to join United in 2021, after previously earning £26 million per year at Juventus..
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