Christiano Ronaldo said in Europe he had ‘won everything’ as he was unveiled with Saudi club Al Nassr.
the Portuguese player has won the prestigious Ballon d’Or five times and the Champions League five times, and he counts several Premier League, La Liga and Serie A titles among his trophies.
Ronaldo has revealed he turned down several top clubs following an acrimonious split with Manchester United in November, deciding instead to sign a deal until 2025 with Al Nassr.
His the contract with United has been terminated after criticizing the club in a television interview with Piers Morgan.
Multiple outlets have reported that the former United, Real Madrid and Juventus striker’s salary stands at over £160million a year, making the 37-year-old the highest-paid footballer in the country. the story.
In his first public appearance for his new club, Ronaldo said: “I feel very good. I’m so proud to make this big decision in my life.
“In Europe my job is done, I won everything, I played in the most important clubs in Europe and for me now it’s a new challenge.
“It’s a great opportunity. Nobody knows but I had many opportunities in Europe, in many clubs in Brazil, Australia, the United States and even in Portugal.
“Many clubs tried to sign me but I gave my word to this club to develop not only football but other parts of this amazing country.”
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He wore a suit as he spoke to the media before changing into his new club’s kit for his presentation at Mrsool Park.
Ronaldo added: “I’m a unique player. I broke all the records there. I want to break some records here. This contract is unique but I’m a unique player so for me it’s normal.
“A lot of people talk and give their opinion, but they really don’t know anything about football. It’s not the end of my career to come to Saudi Arabia. I really don’t care what people say.”
He was greeted by thousands of fans as he took to a stage at Mrsool Park ground, before saying in a brief interview: ‘I will do my best for this club’ and posing for photos, then dedicate and throw balls in the assembly. crowd.
Chants of “Ronaldo” and his “siu” celebration echoed around the stadium before the presentation ended with Ronaldo joined on the pitch by his children and partner Georgina Rodriguez.
Al Nassr head coach Rudi Garcia, a former Roma, Marseille and Lyon player, said: “Cristiano is one of the best players in the world, he’s a legend.
“In my life I’ve seen that big, big players like Cristiano are the easiest to deal with.
“We are here to win, nothing else.”