The most famous unemployed person in the world will probably not remain so for very long.
announced on Wednesday that Cristiano Ronaldo, without a club since leaving Manchester United with a bang just before the World Cup, is very close to signing a contract with the Al-Nassr club in Saudi Arabia.
The figures put forward are completely insane: 200 million euros per year (salary and advertising rights included), for two and a half years.
The rumor of a departure for the great Gulf country had already run last summer, when the question of his future in England arose.
This time seems to be the right one.
The sign of a certain downgrading, all the same, for the fivefold Golden Ball aged 37, since no major European seems ready to offer if not the same conditions, at least a salary worthy of his rank.
Ronaldo would join three old Ligue 1 acquaintances in the Saudi club: coach Rudi Garcia, in office since the start of the season, as well as goalkeeper David Ospina and defender Alvaro Gonzalez.
But before a possible official confirmation, Ronaldo aims for the moment to carry his selection as far as possible in Qatar.
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