"In Europe my work is finished"

Cristiano Ronaldo, who called himself a “one-time player”, said on Tuesday his job in Europe was “finished” and his move to Saudi club Al-Nassr in Riyadh did not mean the end of his career.

“In Europe my job is done, I won everything, I played in the most important clubs”said the Portuguese superstar, 37, during a press conference at Riyadh’s Mrsool Park stadium.

The five-time Ballon d’Or, who broke with Manchester United at the start of the World Cup, signed up until June 2025 for a total sum estimated at 200 million euros.

“Many clubs in Europe but also in Brazil, Australia, the United States and even Portugal tried to sign me but I had given my word to this club”assured the 37-year-old star striker, who arrived the night before in Riyadh.

Ronaldo, record holder of the number of goals scored in the selection as in the Champions League, underlined that football had changed these “last ten to twenty years”citing the victory of the national team of Saudi Arabia against Argentina in the first round of the World Cup.

“So for me, coming to Saudi Arabia is not the end of my career”he continued. “And to be honest, I don’t care what people say at all. »

“I am a unique player. It’s good to come here, I broke all the records there (in Europe, editor’s note) and I want to break a few more here”he said again.

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