Deal Completed: Cristiano Ronaldo Set To Join New Club In January

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly found a new club before the end of his World Cup adventure in Qatar.

The Portuguese skipper saw his contract terminated by Manchester United following the start of the World Cup 2022 and led Portugal as one of the most high-profile free agents in the competition’s history.

With Portugal winning their group, not many were expecting Ronaldo to make a decision on his future anytime soon. But a report from Spain suggests that the 37-year-old has already picked his new club.

Spanish outlet Marca claims Ronaldo is set to join Al-Nassr. It is added that he will earn €200m per season at the Saudi Arabian side.

Moving to Al-Nassr will end Ronaldo’s hopes of playing in the Champions League again, but the eye-watering deal will make him the highest-paid footballer in the world by some distance.

Ronaldo isn’t having a great tournament, having scored just one goal – a penalty against Ghana. However, he’s still an important player for Fernando Santos, who will need his talisman fully focused and at his best to do well in the knockout rounds. Benching the former Real Madrid man for another forward would be very tough for the manager.

If Portugal beat Switzerland on Tuesday, they will head to the quarterfinals, where they will face the winner of the match between Spain and Morocco.