Cristiano Ronaldo should be in Riyadh now . As if he were a head of state, he did so in a private aircraft and touch down to a raucous welcome. Due to his international stardom, which extends beyond sports, he has a contract guaranteeing him 200 million euros, a sum never before agreed to by a football player.
Despite his promise to play football until June 30, 2025, the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the striker will last until 2030. Ricardo Regufe is involved in the agreement, which has a commission of around 30 million euros but excludes Jorge Mendes.
When he meets Rudi Garcia, his new coach, and his colleagues in the Saudi adventure that, according to the script, would stretch well beyond his contract as a footballer, he will be introduced as Al Nassr’s new player on Tuesday. His primary goal is for his new squad to reclaim its dominance, win the championship once more, and then establish itself as the standard in the nation.
The striker will feel the impact of his presence in a nation that has chosen to aggressively invest in sport as a means of achieving international prominence as soon as he steps foot in Saudi Arabia. In addition to his performance on the field, Cristiano will earn the largest salary of any athlete in the world for what he will stand for.
Cristiano Ronaldo has a contract that runs through June 30, 2025 as a footballer. The total value of this contract is 225 million euros, but as News have been reporting since November 23, there have been numerous “business difficulties” that have prevented the official signing of an agreement signed in the middle of the World Cup.
Although the former Real Madrid footballer will continue his career in a less public setting, that does not imply that his aspirations will be left at the Barajas airport. Not at all. He is taking on a new task, but he has come to the realization that his trip to Saudi Arabia has a component that goes far beyond the sporting side. Cristiano is likely to become a draw to advertise the nation globally. The Portuguese says he is prepared for the challenge..
Cristiano Ronaldo has taken on significant advertising contracts, appearances in events for the promotion of Saudi Arabia, and assumed the image of that bid to organize the World Cup they are seeking for 2030 or 2034. No club that abides by the rules of a competition can afford to pay that 200 million euros. He will take a first-person role. In comparison to other clubs, Al Nassr won’t face any legal issues as a result of all of this. They have accomplished this by making the contract sum more alluring.
The contract also stipulates that Cristiano Ronaldo will reside in a luxurious home, have access to a jet for travel to Spain and Portugal, and receive special consideration for whatever needs he or his family may have.
The league’s current league toppers, Al Nassr, seek to create a team specifically for the Portuguese market. They are hunting for Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric because, as they have indicated, they want to become the Arab Real Madrid. There will be departures from the present squad and the signing of players who can improve the team’s caliber now that the market is open.
The acquisition of Cristiano Ronaldo will have a domino effect on the other teams, at least those contending for the championship, as they look for reinforcements, particularly with players with name recognition and stature in the world of soccer. It should not be forgotten that Cristiano Ronaldo himself was contacted by another Saudi Arabian squad last summer.