Cristiano Ronaldo decides his future after losing King Cup final to Al Hilal

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Will Cristiano Ronaldo stay at Al-Nassr next season after the King’s Cup final defeat to Al-Hilal?

After a fruitful stint in Europe, Cristiano Ronaldo stunned the world in January 2023 by bringing his skills to the Saudi Pro League. The Portuguese celebrity must, however, decide shortly how long he wishes to remain with Al Nassr.

Ronaldo is now under contract with Al Nassr through June 2025 after initially agreeing to a two-and-a-half-year contract with the Riyadh-based team. Is he going to play in the Middle East for a longer period of time?

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By the summer of 2025, the former star player for Real Madrid and Manchester United will be forty years old. However, given his competitive spirit, it seems likely that he’ll want to play for as long as possible. It is also said that the Saudi side expects him to do the same with them.

Journalist Ben Jacobs claims that Al Nassr will meet with Ronaldo this summer to discuss extending his contract by one more year, with the goal of keeping the seasoned striker until June 2026.

Central dealmakers also keen to keep Ronaldo through the 2025/26 season, since that falls within a new TV rights cycle,” said Jacobs, who claims that Cristiano is said to be “open” to extending for another year.

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Ronaldo has had an influence on the Saudi Pro League both on and off the pitch. It is rumoured that he signed a contract for €200 million each season with marketing deals included.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has not only put his club and the competition on the map, setting the path for other great players to follow in his footsteps, but he has also turned in standout performances.

Since relocating to Riyadh, CR7 has even broken records. In 2023–24, he scored an incredible 35 goals to earn the Saudi Pro League Golden Boot, shattering the previous record for the most goals scored by a player in a single season in the top division.

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