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Cristiano Ronaldo signs contract worth 75 million dollars per season with Saudi Arabian club

After parting ways with Manchester United last month, Cristiano Ronaldo has found a good deal elsewhere.

The Portuguese superstar signed a deal with Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.

The club made the announcement on Friday.

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Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United reacts after a goal.
(REUTERS/Toby Melville/File photo)

«We are making history. This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to even greater success, but will also inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls, to be the best version of themselves.» the team said on Twitter. .

The deal covers the next two and a half seasons, and Ronaldo will earn $75 million a year.

Ronaldo has just finished his fifth World Cup, where Portugal finished in eighth place after being knocked out by Morocco in the quarterfinals. However, it was a disappointing tournament for him as he lost his starting job in the knockout phase.

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo rests against a goal post during an English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England on April 16, 2022.

Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo rests against a goal post during an English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England on April 16, 2022.
(AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

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The two parties talked over the summer, but he was still trying to play in Europe. Ronaldo is expected to play a role in the Saudis’ 2030 World Cup bid.

Al Nassr is one of the most successful clubs in Asia, with nine league titles.

Ronaldo’s contract with Manchester United was terminated after critical to the team in an explosive television interview, saying he felt «betrayed» by the club and claiming that senior officials had tried to forcefully remove him. He also added that he «had no respect» for coach Erik ten Hag.

Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo smiles during a Europa League Group E football match between Sheriff Tiraspol and Manchester United at the Zimbru Stadium in Chisinau, Moldova on September 15, 2022.

Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo smiles during a Europa League Group E football match between Sheriff Tiraspol and Manchester United at the Zimbru Stadium in Chisinau, Moldova on September 15, 2022.
(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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CBS Sports notes that the club has «affirmed» the logistics for Ronaldo’s move, including a house near the training ground.