According to the club, Cristiano Ronaldo has signed for Saudi Arabia’s Al Nasr FC.
The 37-year-old joined on a two-and-a-half-year deal after leaving Manchester United last month.
It followed an explosive television interview in which the forward said he felt betrayed by the club and disrespected his Dutch manager Erik ten Hague.
A statement on Nasr’s Instagram said: “This is more than history-making.
“This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve more, but will inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls, to be the best version of themselves.”
Ronaldo is due to undergo a medical at Nasr’s modern home, Masul Park, before completing the formalities and appearing in front of fans in the club’s yellow and blue colors in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh in the coming days.
“I am eager to experience a new football league in a different country. The vision of Al Nasr Club is very inspiring,” the Saudi club quoted Ronaldo as saying.
While the signing will be a massive boost for Middle Eastern football, it will fuel debate about Saudi Arabia using so-called “sportswashing” to tarnish the country’s image internationally. will increase
The World Cup in Qatar saw him score in Portugal’s opening group game against Ghana, his 118th goal for his country, before he was left out of the starting XI for the knockout rounds, which The team was eliminated from the quarter-finals 1-0. Loss to Morocco
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