Ronaldo has been without a club since leaving Manchester United last week. The US broadcaster CBS Sport had previously reported on an offer from the Saudi club. The club could sign the 2016 European champions on a free transfer. Two days before Ronaldo’s first World Cup appearance with Portugal in Qatar, his previous club Manchester United had announced the amicable separation. Ronaldo had previously heavily criticized the club in an interview and said, among other things, that he felt “betrayed” by the traditional English club.
Former Bundesliga professional Luiz Gustavo and Colombian keeper David Ospina are also under contract at Al-Nassr, the club run by French coach Rudi Garcia. Ronaldo had left his future open since split from United. He is already in the round of 16 with Portugal, and the final group game against South Korea follows on Friday. With his goal in the 3-2 opening match against Ghana, Ronaldo is now the only player to have scored in five different World Cups.
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