Cristiano Ronaldo will see out his 2½-year contract at Al-Nassr, with sources on the Saudi Arabian membership telling ESPN that stories of a clause permitting Ronaldo to hitch Newcastle United on mortgage in the event that they qualify for subsequent season’s Champions League are “pretend.”
Ronaldo, who can be 38 on Feb. 5, can be formally unveiled as an Al Nassr participant on the membership’s Mrsool Park on Tuesday at 7 p.m. native time (11 a.m. ET).
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The Portugal captain has develop into soccer’s highest-paid participant after agreeing a $75 million-a-year deal after he mutually terminated his Manchester United deal following a collection of disciplinary points on the membership.
A report in Spain claimed that Ronaldo solely agreed to play for Al-Nassr with a clause inserted in his contract that will allow him to go away for Newcastle, whose majority homeowners are the Saudi Arabian Public Funding Fund (PIF).
The report additionally claimed, incorrectly, that Al-Nassr are additionally owned by the PIF.
Sources at Newcastle dismissed the suggestion that the membership has an choice to signal Ronaldo in the event that they qualify for the Champions League, whereas a supply at Al-Nassr advised ESPN that the story is “all pretend.”
Ronaldo tried to go away United through the summer season in an effort to signal for a group competing within the Champions League.
Al-Nassr are resulting from play Al Taee at dwelling Thursday, however sources mentioned that Ronaldo’s debut is more than likely to be within the away recreation towards Riyadh rival Al Shabab on Jan. 14.