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Cristiano Ronaldo to be unveiled by Al-Nassr on Tuesday after becoming highest-paid player in world football

Cristiano Ronaldo will be officially unveiled as an Al-Nassr player on Tuesday at an open training session in front of the club’s supporters at the team’s Mrsool Park in Riyadh.

Ronaldo, 37, signed a 2½-year contract worth $75 million per year with the Saudi Arabian team on Friday, six weeks after he mutually terminated his Manchester United deal following a series of disciplinary issues at the club.

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The former Sporting CP, Real Madrid and Juventus forward will be the highest-paid player in world football with Al-Nassr, who are attempting to win the Saudi Pro League for the first time since 2019.

Sources have told ESPN that Ronaldo will arrive in Riyadh on Monday before undergoing a medical examination and then being presented at a news conference at 7 p.m. local time (11 a.m. ET) Tuesday.

Al-Nassr will then train at the 25,000-capacity Mrsool Park, with Ronaldo meeting coach Rudi Garcia’s squad for the first time.

Al-Nassr, who lead the Saudi Pro League, are due to play Al Taee at home Thursday, but sources told ESPN that Ronaldo will not make his debut in that game. The Riyadh derby away to Al-Shabab on Jan. 14 will most likely be his first game for the club.