After Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Man United, his price tag skyrockets to $770 million

Having reportedly agreed to an eye-watering deal with Saudi Arabian team Al-Nassr, Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to become the most expensive player in football history. Ronaldo, who departed Manchester United under contentious circumstances just prior to the World Cup, has agreed to a two-and-a-half-year contract worth a whopping $AUD770 million.

After revealing that he had turned down a startling $5.3 million a week offer to play in Saudi Arabia at the start of the current season, Ronaldo has revealed that he will make a massive $AUD 308 million a year with Al Nassr, according to reports from the Spanish daily Marca.

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Given that the Saudi Pro League will resume before the World Cup concludes in mid-December, ESPN reports that Ronaldo will wait until the tournament is complete before announcing his next move. Al-Nassr, coached by Rudi Garcia and sitting in second place in the national league, will play their next game on December 16, just two days before Qatar hosts the World Cup final.

It was speculated that Ronaldo might join David Beckham’s Inter Miami in the American Major League Soccer, but it appears that Al Nassr has edged out Inter Miami and Newcastle United, a powerhouse club in England’s Premier League that is owned by the Saudi Arabian government.

The 37-year-old Portuguese team has already qualified for the World Cup’s knockout round, and a victory over South Korea in their last Group H match on Saturday morning (AEDT) would seal first place and send them to the next round.

AndrĂ© Silva, a forwards for Portugal, claims the team’s focus won’t be diverted by the ongoing rumours about Cristiano Ronaldo’s future. Our captain, and maybe the most prominent player in all of Portuguese football, is an integral part of our team. Silva said at a press conference that “it’s crucial to have him at our side” when Ronaldo was repeatedly brought up.

Ronaldo, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, is said to be dating Al-Nassr after Manchester United terminated his contract following a heated interview with Piers Morgan in which he criticised manager Erik ten Hag and the club’s owners.A lot of clubs in Qatar and elsewhere are reportedly interested in signing the 37-year-old Ronaldo now that he is a free agent.

During Portugal’s 2-0 triumph against Uruguay in their second group game, Ronaldo claimed a goal from Bruno Fernandes that was ultimately given to his teammate. Social media users were not happy with Ronaldo’s celebratory spinning away from the game after the final whistle, even if replays showed that the ball had not touched his head.

Ronaldo thought he scored when the ball was crossed to him by Fernandes, but FIFA later decided that the ball entered the goal unassisted. Apparently confused, Ronaldo was seen on camera reacting to the huge screen.