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Cristiano Ronaldo denies reports he’s set to sign for Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr in a deal worth £173m per season

Dec 7, 2022

Cristiano Ronaldo has denied reports linking him with a move to Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr – insisting they are ‘not true’.

 

The 37-year-old left Manchester United last month after his controversial statements about the club in a TV interview with Piers Morgan.

 

Since his departure from Old Trafford, speculation has circulated regarding what club Ronaldo will join, with the forward a free agent heading into the second half of the season as it stands.

 

Reports emerged on Monday December 5, that suggested the out-of-contract star was on the verge of agreeing a huge deal with Al Nassr that would’ve seen the five-time Ballon d’Or winner net close to €200million (£173m) per season. 

 

Spanish outlet MARCA reported that Ronaldo – who is currently a free agent – was set to sign a deal with the Middle East outfit at the start of next month. 

 

The outlet claimed that the initial deal was worth close to €100m (£86m) but would’ve been incentivised by further agreements such as advertisement and sponsorship deals. 

 

Following Portugal’s 6-1 win over Switzerland in the World Cup Round of 16, which he failed to start, the veteran superstar rubbished the rumours linking him with a move to the Middle East.

 

‘No, that’s not true – not true,’ he told reporters after the game.

 

Al Nassr’s proposal was reportedly a two and a half year deal until the summer of 2025.

 

Sources close to Ronaldo on Monday had told Sportsmail reports of a deal being complete were ‘nonsense’.