Ronaldo leaves Europe for 'unique' Saudi contract
The Independent|January 04, 2023
Cristiano Ronaldo says he is a unique player and declared "in Europe, my work is done" as the Portuguese revealed he turned down several top clubs to join Al Nassr at his unveiling with the Saudi Arabia club.
Ronaldo leaves Europe for 'unique' Saudi contract

Ronaldo has won the prestigious Ballon d'Or award on five occasions and the Champions League five times while he also counts multiple Premier League, La Liga and Serie A titles among an enviable trophy haul.

Following an acrimonious exit from Manchester United in November, Ronaldo said he had been courted by clubs from around the world but he put pen to paper on a deal until 2025 with Al Nassr.

A number of outlets have reported the former United, Real Madrid and Juventus forward's salary as upwards of £160m per year, making the 37-year-old the highest-paid footballer in history.

At his first public appearance for his new club, Ronaldo told a press conference: "I'm feeling very good. I'm so proud to make this big decision in my life.

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