Cristiano Ronaldo signs for Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr for a record $214.5 million

Xtra Time Web Desk: In one of the biggest transfer news in recent times, Cristiano Ronaldo has penned a two- and half-year contract with Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr FC for a record $214.5 million. The club confirmed the official signing by posting a photo of Ronaldo holding the club jersey on its social media handle Twitter.

The Saudi club hailed the deal as “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,” tweeted the club.

Reacting to his signing for Al Nassr, Ronaldo in a statement said, “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.”

He added, “I am looking forward to joining my new team mates and together with them help the Club to achieve success.”

Ronaldo left Manchester United last month following an explosive television interview in which the 37-year-old forward said he felt betrayed by the club and did not respect their Dutch manager Erik ten Hag.

The Saudi Arabian club, who have won nine Saudi Pro Premier League titles, are hoping Ronaldo can help them win another domestic league title and a first at the AFC Asian Champions League.