The five-time Ballon d’Or winner had several suitors from the north American league.
Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly came ‘very close’ to joining Sporting Kansas City before deciding to join Al Nassr.
The Saudi side confirmed Ronaldo’s record-breaking transfer on Friday, signing him on a two-year contract.
The move ends CR7’s spell at the top level as he edges closer to retiring from football. A number of elite players have spent the last years of their careers in MLS, and Ronaldo was also close to doing the same.
Most observers expected LA Galaxy or Inter Miami to make an offer for Ronaldo, who became a free agent after leaving Manchester United last month.
But another American side had seemingly taken the lead in the race to sign Ronaldo.
According to ESPN journalist Taylor Twellman, Sporting Kansas City came up with a convincing offer to sign the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.