- British broadcaster Piers Morgan has defended Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Saudi Arabia
- Ronaldo swapped Europe for the Middle East, joining Al-Nassr in a multi-million signing
- The veteran's shocking Man United exit largely stemmed from his interview with Morgan
Piers Morgan has launched a spirited defence for Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been labelled 'finished' after his transfer to Al-Nassr.
Ronaldo's odd yet lucrative switch to the Saudi Arabian club has seen many raise questions about his ambition, while others believe his time as a professional footballer is done.
Morgan however, who is a devout Ronaldo fan, sees nothing wrong with the Portuguese forward's move to the Middle East.
In his estimation, the renowned British broadcaster believes that Ronaldo's move is an outstanding feat at the age of 38, and dubbed it the biggest transfer deal in football history, Sportskeeda reports.
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How did Morgan defend CR7?
The British journalist responded to a Twitter user, who asked for his thoughts on the Portuguese star's apparently nosediving career.
As expected, Morgan disagreed and suggested Ronaldo's transfer to Saudi Arabia was a step in the right direction considering his age.
"Last time I checked, Cristiano had just signed the biggest transfer deal in football history to become the world’s highest-paid athlete at the age of 38, playing in the only country to beat World Champions Argentina in the World Cup. That’s my kinda ‘finished'."
Ronaldo's much-anticipated Al-Nassr debut is now expected to come in a showcase match with Messi's Paris Saint-Germain in Riyadh on January 19, per Sky Sports.
Morgan confident Ronaldo is GOAT
Renowned broadcaster Morgan has produced a 'large sheet of facts', to prove that Ronaldo is a better footballer than Messi.
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The Argentine veteran was in sensational form in Qatar, as he captained his country to FIFA World Cup glory.
Despite Messi's sterling display at the Mundial, Morgan remains convinced it is Ronaldo who should be labelled the 'Greatest of All Time'.
Ronaldo's Al-Nassr debut revealed
Sports Brief earlier reported that Ronaldo left Europe after his contract with Manchester United was terminated, following an explosive interview he did with British broadcaster Morgan.
The 37-year-old joined Saudi Arabia Pro League side, Al-Nassr on a two-and-a-half-year contract worth €200m per year. He is yet to make his debut, due to a suspension he earned in England.
Al-Nassr manager, Rudi Garcia has confirmed the superstar's first game could be against Messi's PSG in a friendly against a combined starting XI from multiple clubs.