Last month, after his exit from Football Club Manchester United, the 37-year-old iconic footballer Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al Nassr, a Saudi Arabian football club based in Riyadh.
The Portuguese star has been provided with many amenities such as a lavish villa and an annual income of £175 million.
On Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo was introduced as ‘the world’s greatest footballer’ in front of 25,000 people at Mrsool Park in Riyadh. The event stood as a grand celebration of his new sports journey with Saudi Arabia.
Adding to the exclusive treatment, SPORT reported that although Ronaldo and his long-time partner Model Georgina Rodriguez will reportedly break the law in Saudi Arabia as it is illegal for non-married couples to live together, they aren’t expected to be penalized by authorities.
According to EFE, a Spanish news agency, Ronaldo’s high status as one of the “most marketable athletes in the world” will save him from facing any consequences from the Saudi government.
The aforementioned publication also cited two separate Saudi lawyers’ statements to validate their speculation. The legal professionals also predicted that the relevant authorities are less likely to become involved in Ronaldo’s relationship with Rodriguez.
Ronaldo and Rodriguez have been in a relationship since 2016. Cristiano Ronaldo is already the father of four children, the oldest is Cristiano Jr, eleven years old; the twins Eva and Mateo, born from a surrogate mother, as well as little Alana Martina, the first daughter in common between CR7 and Georgina.
Remember here one thing Ronaldo is currently serving a 2-match ban and thus won’t be participating in the team’s first two matches since his signing. He could make his debut for the club by 21st January 2023. The star footballer already started training with his new club and would be eager to score goals in Asia after, in his own words, he “won everything” in Europe.