Rivaldo, a Brazilian legend, revealed that a player like Cristiano does not think about money because he does not need it.
“If I were in his shoes, I would have made the same decision,” he says. Cristiano’s contract is a well-deserved reward and a fitting conclusion to his career in football.
“It would have been special for Cristiano to spend his final years in Brazil, especially since most Brazilians admire the Portuguese player and all that he has accomplished in football. If he had decided to relocate to Brazil, I’m sure he would have been a huge draw for the country.
“Anyway, I believe that his decision to relocate to Saudi Arabia was the correct one, especially given the contract value, which serves as a recognition award for his outstanding career.
“To be paid this much at nearly 38 years old just emphasizes his importance in the world of football for many years,” he concluded.