Cristiano Ronaldo doubled his annual salary of €200 million to help Saudi Arabia bid for the 2030 World Cup, earning about €1 million a week.
The Portuguese veteran striker signed for Al Nasr last month after being sacked by Manchester United.
The 37-year-old Ronaldo has signed a staggering two-year, €200 million contract with the Saudi Arabian pro league.
And that would be just the beginning of his earning in the Middle East.
Ronaldo will make another €200m by pushing for Saudi Arabia to host the 2030 World Cup, according to AFP news agency.
It’s unclear if the additional €200m will be paid out in one lump sum, but it could bring in just under £1m in a week and €396m in a year.
Being involved in Saudi Arabia’s bid to host the 2030 World Cup will see the former Real Madrid star push for a bid to host a rival to his country.
Portugal, along with Spain and Ukraine, is preparing a bid to win the hosting rights for the 2030 Games.
Spain has already hosted the World Cup, but Portugal and Ukraine have yet to claim the honor.
Saudi Arabia, along with Egypt and Greece, are bidding for major competitions on three continents.
A Ronaldo spokesman denies agreeing to promote the 2030 World Cup.
Ronaldo flew on a private jet to Saudi Arabia last week and was officially unveiled as an Al Nasr player, along with his partner Georgina and children.
AFP reported that Ronaldo’s arrival at Al Nasr was facilitated by senior Saudi royals, including Mohammed bin Salman.
MBS and his brother were also fans of Al Nasr and wanted to give their club worldwide recognition.
Ronaldo was suspended for the new side’s 2–0 victory over Al Tae, but he watched from the stands.
Since arriving in the Middle East, Ronaldo has lived a life of luxury, staying in a spacious ‘Kingdom Suite’.
According to Marca, Ronaldo will have a luxury room in Riyadh and a private jet.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner will have to miss this weekend’s match at New World again as he serves the second match of his suspension.
He is expected to make his debut for Al Nasr on January 22 against Etifaq.
However, the first match after the contract in the new world may not even be for them.
Instead, he will participate in the exhibition match as part of a team made up of star players from Al Nasr and fellow Saudi Arabian Al Hilal.
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