Al-Nassr 'have booked Cristiano Ronaldo's medical'

Al-Nassr ‘have booked Cristiano Ronaldo’s medical, as they look to wrap up his £173m-a-year move’… and the Portuguese star ‘will be given a say in appointing the club’s manager’ as he nears lucrative switch to Saudi Arabia

  • Cristiano Ronaldo is edging nearer to a move to Saudi Arabia club Al-Nassr
  • The club have reportedly booked Ronaldo’s medical ahead of his move 
  • Ronaldo is set to earn around £173m-a-year if he agrees to join the club
  • He will also have a say in appointing a manager at the club should he join them 

Al-Nassr have reportedly booked Cristiano Ronaldo’s medical as they edge nearer to bringing the Portuguese star to Saudi Arabia.

Ronaldo had his Manchester United contract terminated last month after he gave a bombshell interview to Piers Morgan where he criticised the club and manager Erik ten Hag. The 37-year-old has been looking for a new team since, and now looks set to move to the Middle East.

Al-Nassr are growing in confidence that Ronaldo will choose to join them, and have scheduled a medical, plus booked accommodation for the forward and his advisors, according to CBS Sports.

Al-Nassr have booked Cristiano Ronaldo’s medical as he edges nearer to joining them

Ronaldo has been looking for a new club since leaving Manchester United last month

They are optimistic that the deal will go through by the start of the January transfer window, having agreed the broader terms of Ronaldo’s contract already.

Ronaldo is set to earn $75m-a-year (£62m) if he takes Al-Nassr’s offer, while image rights and other endorsements could see this figure rise considerably to around £173m-a-year.

As well as becoming Saudi Arabian football’s biggest star on the pitch, Ronaldo is also due to have a major role off the pitch if he accepts Al-Nassr’s offer.

He will reportedly be given a role in appointing the team’s manager if he wishes.

Al-Nassr are currently managed by Rudi Garcia, who previously coached Lille, Roma and Marseille during his time in Europe.

Ronaldo has had a difficult end to 2022 after falling out of favour at Old Trafford before departing the club for the second time.

Ronaldo would be a huge signing for the Saudi Arabia club, with shirt sales likely to go through the roof

Al-Nassr have booked accommodation for Ronaldo and those close to him as they are growing confident that he will choose to join them

The World Cup in Qatar also didn’t go to plan for him as he scored just once from the penalty spot, and was dropped for Portugal’s last-16 and quarter-final clashes by manager Fernando Santos.

Portugal lost in the last-eight against Morocco, with Ronaldo leaving the pitch in tears in what is likely to have been his final World Cup.

He then had to watch his long-term rival Lionel Messi go on to win the tournament with Argentina the following week.

Ronaldo has been assessing his options before deciding his club future as he waited to see whether a European club would come in for him.

However, his chances of staying in Europe appear to have been decreasing by the day, and he now looks to be on the verge of moving to Saudi Arabia instead. 

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