- The dust is starting to settle following Cristiano Ronaldo's unsurprising move to Saudi Arabia
- Saudi Pro League outfit Al-Nassr broke the bank and the treasury to acquire the Portuguese legend's signature
- Of interest to Zimbabwean and South African football lovers is that he could come against Knowledge Musona in his first match
The world is looking forward to watching what impact Cristiano Ronaldo will have on the Saudi Pro League.
The Portuguese great was unveiled as Al-Nassir's historic signing on Friday in the richest deal in history for an individual sportsperson.
Soccer24 pointed, to the excitement of Zimbabweans and South Africans, how Ronaldo's first match in the country could be against Al Taai next week Thursday. This is is significant, because that is the team that the respected Knowledge Musona plays for in the Middle Eastern country.
Musona became a legend during his time at Kaizer Chiefs in the Premier Soccer League, while his exploits for The Warriors need not be reiterated.
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s massive influence in the world of sport manifested itself once again after sealing a stunning £173m-a-year transfer to Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia.
The 37-year-old has been a free agent since Manchester United ripped up his contract in November 2022, and seems to have finally found a home in the Middle East.
While he is set to play for two years for the Saudi Arabia club, Ronaldo’s deal is believed to run seven years, as he will take up an ambassadorial role once he hangs up his boots.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s comments from 2015 resurface after Al Nassr move
Cristiano Ronaldo once hinted that he would likely end his career ‘playing at top level’, and those comments have come back to bite him after the infamous move to Al Nassr.
The Saudi Arabia club announced the signing of the superstar on Friday, December 30, bringing an end to speculation on where he would play next.
Ronaldo signed a two-year playing deal with the club but is likely to still be part of the team after retirement in an ambassadorial capacity.