Cristiano Ronaldo’s new club wants to celebrate the football star’s arrival in Saudi Arabia. On Tuesday evening (local time), Al-Nasr Club will hold a “reception for the best player in the world” at Mosul Park Stadium, the club announced on Twitter on Monday. According to the media, the number of fans is expected to reach tens of thousands.
It is said that the Portuguese is currently on his way to the Gulf country. The Saudi-funded Al-Arabiya news channel published a video showing him and his family on a private plane. “Hey guys, see you soon,” Ronaldo said into the camera happily. And Saudi media had reported earlier that the player should land in the capital, Riyadh, this evening.
After the bad departure from Manchester United and the reserve role of Portugal in the World Cup in Qatar, the last five-time world football player without a team turned into the second division in Saudi Arabia. In the future, he will play in a country that has been repeatedly criticized internationally for human rights violations.
According to media reports, Ronaldo should earn the equivalent of around 200 million euros per season, including advertising revenue. He signed for two and a half years.
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