Al Nasr wants to be remembered as the last club Cristiano Ronaldo played for.
스포츠토토 reported on the 23rd (Korean time) that Al Nasr is confident that Ronaldo will finish his playing career at Al Nasr. Al Nasr added that he is not ruling out an extension of Ronaldo’s huge contract either.
Ronaldo’s relationship with Manchester United deteriorated sharply ahead of the World Cup. He gave an interview criticizing the club, which was the catalyst for his termination of his contract. Afterwards, Ronaldo, who was looking for a new destination, chose to go to Saudi Arabia.
Ronaldo, who will wear Al Nasr’s uniform on the 31st of last month, is known to have signed a two-and-a-half-year contract. It is known that he earns an annual salary alone of 200 million dollars (approximately 248 billion won).
Al Nasr’s contract with Ronaldo is due to expire in 2025. And Ronaldo turns 40. Al Nasr’s side believes that Ronaldo will choose to retire as a player once his contract is over. However, if Ronaldo wants to extend his contract, he is not ruling out that he will also accept it.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo made his debut on the 23rd in a match between Al Nasr and Al Iti Park. Ronaldo failed to score, but Anderson Talisca’s goal gave Al Nasr a 1–0 victory. Al Nasr is in first place in the Saudi Arabia Professional League with a record of 10 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss.
“I told the players to make the right decisions on the pitch,” manager Rudi Garcia said. Everyone needs to train for their position. Sometimes they try to cross, but there aren’t enough people in the penalty box. You have to train for that.”