Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly DOUBLE his £175 million annual salary while at Al Nassr
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Cristiano Ronaldo is set to double his wages at Al Nassr by becoming an ambassador for Saudi Arabia's 2030 World Cup bid.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner officially signed a deal until 2025 with the Saudi Pro League leaders last Tuesday.
Ronaldo will earn a whopping £175 million-per-year after bringing his career in Europe to a close. He departed Manchester United in November via mutual consent, with the club given no choice after Ronaldo's bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.
The 37-year-old is in line to pocket so much more after completing the biggest transfer in Asian football history.
It's currently unknown if Ronaldo will receive this all at once or in increments. His total weekly earnings could eventually end up totalling £1 million-per-week.
A spokesperson has denied Ronaldo will be involved in promoting Saudi Arabia's bid to host the World Cup.
Ronaldo spoke fondly of the welcome he's received since arriving in Saudi Arabia, adding he's desperate to change the perception of football in Saudi Arabia.
He explained: "I’m so proud to make this decision in my life and football. For me it’s a new challenge I’m glad Al Nassr gave me this new opportunity.
"The welcome yesterday was amazing for me and my family and I’m already proud. When I take my decisions, my family always support me, especially my kids.
"I want to change the mentality of the new generation. I am so proud at making this big decision in my life and my career. My work in Europe is done. I played for all the most important clubs."
Ronaldo was unable to make his debut in Thursday's 2-0 victory over Al Ta'ee, but was in attendance at Mrsool Park.
The forward could be seen wildly celebrating Anderson Talisca's second goal in the changing room with his shirt off.
He's expected to make his debut in an exhibition match against Paris Saint-Germain later this month - setting up a potential showdown with longtime rival Lionel Messi.
Al Nassr manager Rudi Garcia said: "It won't be with the Al Nassr jersey. It will be a mix between Al Hilal and Al Nassr," he said.
"As the coach of Al Nassr, I cannot be happy with this match. For development, to see PSG, to see the great Parisian players, indeed it is a good thing. But we have a championship game three days later.
"In terms of scheduling, it could have been better thought out. But it's not a big deal… We are in the lead, we are happy. It is a difficult championship to win, but we intend to do it."