Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Saudi Arabian team AlNassr has caused a significant buzz among his millions of followers and fans of the Saudi Arabian league. The Portuguese superstar, who has over 500 million followers on Instagram and 106.5 million followers on Twitter, signed a two-year deal with the Riyadh giants and his arrival has been met with enthusiasm by the Saudi Pro League, Saudi media personalities, and even China’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia.
Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano gave some insight into the background of Ronaldo’s move to Saudi Arabia, stating that American team Sporting Kansas City had actually held meetings with Ronaldo and made concrete offers before he ultimately decided on AlNassr. Romano also reported that Ronaldo’s guaranteed football salary with the team will be close to $90 million per year, with commercial and sponsorship deals potentially bringing his total salary to around $200 million.
The excitement surrounding Ronaldo’s move has reportedly even led fans to flock to stores to print Ronaldo shirts before the team’s official announcement. Saudi sport journalist Muath Al-Jandal tweeted about the phenomenon, saying “URGENT: Fans flock stores to print Cristiano Ronaldo shirts before Al Nasr Club’s official announcement.”
This move marks a new chapter in Ronaldo’s storied career, as he leaves Manchester United after a successful stint with the team. The 37-year-old is widely considered one of the greatest footballers of all time, having won numerous awards and accolades throughout his career. His move to AlNassr is sure to bring even more attention and success to the Saudi Arabian league.