Five-time Ballon D’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo has explained why he shunned the allure of Champions League football to join Saudi Arabian club, Al Nassr.
Ronaldo, 37, had been without a club since his contract with Manchester United was terminated by mutual consent in November.
Al Nassr announced the completion of the two-year deal, valued at $175million annually, on Friday.
“History in the making. This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves. Welcome Cristiano to your new home.” A tweet from Al-Nassr read.
Speaking on the move, Ronaldo said it felt like the right moment to share his experience in Asia having won everything in European football.
“I am fortunate that I have won everything I set out to win in European football and feel now that this is the right moment to share my experience in Asia.
“I am looking forward to joining my new teammates and together with them help the club to achieve success,” Ronaldo said.