Cristiano Ronaldo during training for Portugal at the Qatar World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo  is reportedly edging nearer to a lucrative move to Saudi Arabia outfit Al Nassr after agreeing terms on a £173million-per-year contract with the club.

After having his contract terminated at Manchester United earlier this month, it seemed the Portuguese forward was keen on moving to a Champions League club.

Ronaldo even admitted in his tell-all interview with Piers Morgan that he turned down an offer to join a Saudi Arabian club in the summer, but he now looks set to move to the Middle East.

The club were formed in 1955, and have become one of the most successful sides in Saudi Arabia ever since

They have won nine league titles, with their most recent triumph coming in the 2018-19 season.  

The club have struggled to make a splash on the global scene, but they did compete in the Club World Cup in the 1999-2000 season.

The Saudi giants currently have a couple of big-name stars of the past in the form of goalkeeper David Ospina and Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo, plus they have Cameroon striker Vincent Aboubakar in their ranks.  

Aboubakar is the standout name having recently lit up the World Cup, scoring a delightful scooped effort before setting up Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting for a goal as Cameroon came from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Serbia. 

The club are managed by Frenchman Rudi Garcia, who has previously coached Roma, Marseille and Lyon. Garcia won a domestic double with Lille in 2010-11

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