Why Cristiano Ronaldo has Newcastle United clause inserted in Al-Nassr contract

Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal looks on during the FIFA World Cup 2022 quarter-final match between Morocco and Portugal on 10 December, 2022 at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
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After mutually agreeing to terminate his contract with Manchester United in November 2022, Cristiano Ronaldo completed his move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr on Friday 30 December, with the deal reportedly worth an astonishing £173 million per year.

Included in the contract according to Spanish newspaper Marca, though, is a clause which would allow Ronaldo to move back to the Premier League next season, specifically with Newcastle United, should the Magpies qualify for the Champions League. 

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Ryan Dabbs
Staff writer

Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.