After the dramatic breakdown of the second round of the carousel in Manchester, Cristiano Ronaldo is preparing to be the highest paid athlete in the world. To tempt him is Al-Nassr, the team winner of nine Saudi championships and an Asian Super Cup. The news was reported by the Spanish newspaper Marca which also reports the conditions of the new contract of the Portuguese champion: CR7 would go to Saudi Arabia for 30 months for the sum of 200 million per season. In total they would become 500.
CR7, for years now in the ranking of the best paid athletes on the world scene, would become the highest paid sportsman ever, surpassing Messi and Lebron James in the standings. The star of Paris Saint-Germain and the Los Angeles Lakers does not, in fact, exceed 130 million dollars each. A figure which, however, also includes off-pitch receipts. Of the 200 million per season that Ronaldo would earn, the sponsors with whom the Portuguese collaborates are not considered.
A career finale away from the most glittering stages to retire covered in gold. After 1113 appearances, 819 goals, 5 golden balls and a European championship won with the Portuguese national team, the career of the star from Madeira will decay in a minor league. Less relevant, but happier and richer than Manchester.