Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer News: 5 Talking Points As Ronaldo Joins Saudi Arabian Club Al-Nassr. Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a two-year deal with Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr. The Portuguese shall receive a sum of around 200 million euros per year during his stay at the club until 2025. The 37-year-old’s move to the new club has taken everyone by surprise.
The fact that Cristiano made a move into Asian football came as a considerable shock to many. It’s time for us to have a look at the top 5 talking points from Cristiano’s signing for Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr.
1. No more UCL football for Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo, without a doubt the greatest player in the history of the UEFA Champions League, is unlikely to appear in any of the competition’s games in the future. Al Nassr, being a part of Asian football, is miles below the level of European football and the UCL. Ronaldo, who amassed incredible numbers in the UCL, including the most goals and assists in the competition, will go down in history.
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2. End of European league football for Cristiano Ronaldo
Ronaldo, who has been a beast in league football for multiple clubs in Europe for the past 20 years, will no longer have the opportunity to play on the biggest stage. The man who recently scored 700 league goals in Europe will now have to play in the Asian League. His tally of European League goals will no longer be increased.
3. Ronaldo being dethroned as the top scorer in European football leagues
Ronaldo, who is the leading goal scorer in the UEFA Champions League and also at the top in terms of goals scored in European domestic league games, will no longer have the chance to be at the top.
Lionel Messi of PSG, who is currently trailing the Portuguese, will soon overtake him and become the top scorer in both the UCL and European domestic league goals.
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2. Chance to win trophies outside Europe
A significant opportunity that may present itself to Ronaldo in the future is the possibility of winning a trophy outside of Europe for the first time. Ronaldo has won loads of trophies in Europe, including league titles with Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. He will now be eyeing a league title with Al Nassr.
1. Winning the AFC Champions League trophy
Ronaldo, who has been a legend in terms of performing in the big UEFA Champions League games so far in his career, will no longer be a part of the tournament from hereon. He will have to compete in the Asian Champions League along with his club, Al Nassr. Ronaldo, who has never played in the tournament before, will be looking to add another trophy to his collection when he takes part in the AFC Champions League from now on.