Five-time Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo will sign a contract for Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr on January 1st.
Gatekeepers News reports that the deal is understood to be one of the most lucrative in sports history and would make the ex-Manchester United star the highest paid athlete in the world.
According to MARCA, Ronaldo – who is currently a free agent – is set to sign a deal with Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr at the start of next month.
The Portuguese Superstar is said to have found a new club for himself following his dramatic exit from Manchester United two days before the start of the World Cup Tournament after his controversial interview with Piers Morgan.
The outlet claim that the initial deal will be worth close to €100m (£86m) but will be incentivised by further agreements such as advertisement and sponsorship deals.
In the extraordinary interview, Ronaldo admitted rumours of a €350m offer for two seasons were true – which he had previously declined.
Al-Nassr are one of the most successful clubs in Saudi Arabia, and also the country’s top league nine-time Winners.
Al-Nassr also currently have a few big-name stars of the past like former Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo and Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar – who scored a contender for goal of the tournament at the World Cup last week.