Cristiano Ronaldo has allegedly accepted a £433 million deal, becoming football’s highest earner.
Earlier this week, it was claimed that Al-Nassr had offered the Portuguese striker a three-year deal for £186 million.
The owner of the Saudi Arabian club, Prince Faisal Bin Turki, is said to be eager to sign the superstar, and negotiations between the player’s agents and the club have reportedly proceeded.
The 37-year-old is close to signing a lucrative contract with Al-Nassr for £172.9 million each season for the next two and a half years, according to the Spanish news outlet Marca.
This transfer would be the first time in Ronaldo’s career that he would play for a club in a continent other than Europe.
The superstar would become football’s highest-paid player, surpassing Kylian Mbappe’s £91 million yearly pay, according to Forbes.
Following his departure from Old Trafford last week, Chelsea and Bayern Munich have been connected with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who rejected a move to Saudi Arabia in the summer season.
However, the Bundesliga side’s CEO Oliver Kahn has said they would not sign him on a free transfer, and the Blues have apparently cooled their interest in the player.