Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a contract extension with Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr until 2025.
The Portugal captain is now a free agent after leaving Manchester United in the aftermath of a contentious interview in which he criticized the club.
Ronaldo will reportedly earn more than £177 million per year, making him the highest-paid footballer in history.
“I’m eager to experience a new football league in a different country,” says the 37-year-old.
“I am fortunate to have won everything I set out to win in European football,” Ronaldo continued, “and I feel now is the right time to share my experience in Asia.”
The signing was described as “history in the making” by Al Nassr, the nine-time Saudi Pro League champions.
The club said it would “inspire our league, nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves”.
Ronaldo turned down a £305 million deal to join another Saudi club, Al Hilal, in the summer because he was happy at United.