"Ronaldo asked during the negotiations to be treated like the rest of his teammates, in terms of awards and the club's regulations", he said, during the presentation ceremony of the Portuguese player as a signing for Al Nassr.
The leader of the Saudi club stressed that it is "very normal" that his salary is "the highest", although he assumes that "the agreement is commercially beneficial in terms of profitability", adding that "in the coming days' many things will be known".
"The deal with Ronaldo is not limited to football, as it will support Al Nassr's academy, which we intend to do", he said.
Cristiano Ronaldo, 37, heads to Saudi football after terminating his contract with Manchester United, which he represented for a second time in 2021/22 and 2022/23, after a first spell (2003/2009).
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 @AlNassrFC pic.twitter.com/oan7nu8NWC— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) December 30, 2022
Currently guided by the French Rudi Garcia, and with the
Brazilian Talisca (ex-Benfica) and the Cameroonian Aboubakar (ex-FC Porto), Al
Nassr occupies first place in the Saudi League, after 11 rounds, with 26
points, one more than Al Shabab, who have one game less.
Al Nassr has nine Saudi championship titles, the last of which in 2018/19.