Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly agreed to join Al-Nassr in a deal that will see him become the highest paid sportsperson of all time.
The Portugal international is currently looking to lead his nation to World Cup glory where they face Switzerland this evening. The 37-year-old had his contract at Manchester United mutually terminated before the competition got underway.
And Al Nassr, who were keen on signing Ronaldo in the summer, have offered the superstar forward a contract worth £172m a year (€200m). That would be one of the most lucrative contracts in the history of sport.
According to Spanish publication Marca, Ronaldo will sign for Al Nassr on January 1 – two weeks after the World Cup has concluded. The Saudi side made their concrete contract offer last month and have grown in confidence that a deal could be clinched ever since.
It is further reported that the initial deal will see Ronaldo earn close to €100m (86m) – which will be further incentivised by sponsorship and advertisement agreements. It comes after a lack of European offers from clubs such as Chelsea, Sporting Lisbon and AC Milan.
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