Saudi Arabian membership Al Nassr have scheduled a medical for Cristiano Ronaldo as they work to finish the signing of the document goalscorer in males’s worldwide soccer, a membership supply has instructed CBS Sports activities.
The Saudi facet have been frontrunners for Ronaldo’s signature since his contract with Manchester United was ripped up on the eve of his involvement within the 2022 World Cup, with agent Jorge Mendes having failed to seek out additional suitors in Europe for the 37 yr previous. Ronaldo has been supplied a $75 million a yr contract, first revealed by CBS Sports activities in November, and optimism is excessive in Riyadh that they are going to safe a signing that will be seen as a serious coup for soccer within the area.
Such is the arrogance at Al Nassr that they’re understood to have booked lodging for Ronaldo and his advisors. They hope to have a deal finalized in time for the opening of the January switch window. It’s understood that the broad phrases of Ronaldo’s contract with Al Nassr have already been agreed and it’s as much as him whether or not he needs to conclude the formalities of the transfer.
Along with a wage price effectively in extra of $1 million per week, Ronaldo might earn lots extra by way of picture rights offers within the kingdom. Ought to he signal it’s anticipated that he can be given a task in Saudi Arabia’s potential bid for the 2030 World Cup. At Al Nassr he would have an outsized function within the working of the membership, extending to the appointment of the supervisor if he so wished.
Stories in France have additionally linked Al Nassr with a transfer for N’Golo Kante, the French worldwide midfielder whose Chelsea contract expires on the finish of the season.