Cristiano Ronaldo shocked the soccer world recently with his record-breaking deal with his new club, Al-Nassr. After spending more than fifteen years in European soccer, Ronaldo has ventured into Asian soccer. Although, in terms of the sporting level, this is a downgrade for Ronaldo. However, Ronaldo’s latest deal will see the former Manchester United star become the highest-paid soccer player in the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s picture on Burj Khalifa 📸❤️ pic.twitter.com/3D2LlHGdMJ
— CristianoXtra (@CristianoXtra_) January 10, 2023
Ronaldo will probably become the biggest soccer star to ever grace the pitches of Saudi Arabia. To celebrate the signing of the former Real Madrid talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo’s image was displayed over the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai. However, this is just one of the perks that Ronaldo will get to enjoy during his time at Al-Nassr.
Cristiano Ronaldo welcomed like a king in Saudi Arabia
Cristiano Ronaldo has been treated no less than a king in Saudi Arabia after his move to Al-Nassr was confirmed. Ronaldo, who has committed to the Saudi Arabia-based club till 2025, will earn an estimated $200 million per season. This will make Ronaldo the highest-paid soccer star in the world, ahead of Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.
The @Cristiano effect 🤩 pic.twitter.com/1wos2n7YCX
— 433 (@433) January 4, 2023
Ronaldo was unveiled in front of 25,000 ecstatic fans at the Mrsool Park stadium of Al-Nassr. According to Spanish journalist Pedro Sepulveda, Ronaldo’s unveiling, which was broadcasted on 40 channels around the world, brought almost 3 billion views. This was reportedly more than the views which Lionel Messi got during his World Cup-winning moment.
Al-Nassr supporters chant “RONALDO, RONALDO, RONALDO” during his ceremony presentation 🔥 🗣️
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) January 3, 2023
Moreover, till the Portuguese legend finds a new house in Saudi Arabia, he is staying with his family and with his entire entourage at the lavish Four Seasons Riyadh hotel. Out of the ninety-nine floors of the hotel, a total of two floors have been booked just for Ronaldo. According to reports from the Daily Mail, the hotel stay will cost the Portuguese star a whopping $300,000 per month.
In addition to all of this, Saudi Arabia is even ready to bend its conservative and strict laws for Cristiano Ronaldo’s benefit. As per Latestly, under Saudi Arabia’s marriage laws, unmarried couples are not allowed to cohabit together. However, Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, will be allowed to live together in Saudi Arabia. Although Georgina is the mother of Ronaldo’s children, the couple hasn’t tied the knot yet.