Cristiano Ronaldo touched down in Saudi Arabia on Monday night after boarding a private jet to the Middle-East with Georgina Rodriguez ahead of being unveiled as an Al-Nassr player
Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez enjoyed a double bed on their trip to Saudi Arabia
Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez have arrived in Riyadh as the forward prepares to be unveiled as an Al-Nassr player on Tuesday afternoon.
The 37-year-old completed a move to the Saudi Arabian side on a two-and-a-half year contract last week, with Ronaldo set to earn around £173million a year. It is the most lucrative contract in world football as Ronaldo gets set to play his club football away from Europe for the first time in his career.
Ronaldo flew over on his private jet and landed in Saudi Arabia with Rodriguez, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner set for a medical on Tuesday afternoon. It was a pristine plane that included a number of different shiny ornaments as Ronaldo arrived in the Middle-East.
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Taking to Instagram, Rodriguez posted some images which revealed the interior of the aircraft and the double bed that the pair were allowed to sleep on. Other pictures included comfy seats and the pair looking chilled as they prepare to move onto a new adventure following Ronaldo’s 15-month spell at Manchester United.
After leaving the plane, Ronaldo was surrounded by Al-Nassr fans as he enters into his new country. The striker is staying at a luxury hotel in the city with a large entourage. “He brought a big team of assistants and even a private security firm,” an official told the AFP news agency.
Cristiano Ronaldo ( Image: Cristiano/Instagram)
Ronaldo left United by mutual consent in November after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan, where he slammed the Glazers and Erik ten Hag, while also admitting he doesn’t “respect” the Red Devils boss.
It was the final nail in the coffin for the club as they relieved Ronaldo of his duties after scoring 27 goals in 54 appearances since returning to Old Trafford from Juventus in August 2021.
However, it didn’t take Ronaldo long to find a new club with Al-Nassr capturing his services on Friday night. A club statement read: “This is more than 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.”
Ronaldo added: “Al Nassr’s vision is very inspiring and impressive. I look forward to a different league experience in a different country. I am excited to join my team-mates as soon as possible.”
Throughout his 21-year senior career, Ronaldo has racked up a whopping 701 club goals in 951 appearances, winning a series of major honours in the meantime.
The Portuguese megastar has collected seven league titles in three different countries – namely England, Spain and Italy – five Champions League trophies and an array of honours, both collectively and as an individual.