Cristiano Ronaldo contract clarified in Al-Nassr statement after Lionel Messi claims | Football | Sport

Al-Nassr have strongly denied that Cristiano Ronaldo is being paid to help promote Saudi Arabia’s 2030 World Cup and join Lionel Messi as an ambassador for the country. Reports in France had claimed that part of Ronaldo’s agreement to join Al-Nassr to make him football’s highest-paid player was for the 37-year-old to have his wages doubled for backing Saudi Arabia’s bid to host the World Cup in seven years.

The supposed deal would essentially see Ronaldo earn an eye-watering sum of around £1million a day at £300m per year. It would also see him join forces in a blockbuster pairing with Messi to help promote Saudi Arabia’s bid.

But Al-Nassr have strongly denied any suggestion that Ronaldo’s contract with them includes a special clause relating to the World Cup.

The statement read: “Al Nassr FC would like to clarify that contrary to news reports, Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract with Al Nassr does not entail commitments to any World Cup bids. His main focus is on Al Nassr and to work with his teammates to help the club achieve success.”

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