Cristiano Ronaldo could be seen celebrating the team’s goal against Al-Ta’ee in the Saudi Pro League from the training room in a video that Al-Nassr posted on social media.
Cristiano Ronaldo, the great player from Portugal, has yet to make an appearance for Al Nassr since the Saudi club supposedly has more international players than it needs. The 37-year-old claimed he was eager to play as soon as possible when he was introduced on Tuesday to much hoopla, starting with Thursday’s home game against Al Ta’ee. However, Ronaldo is Al Nassr’s ninth international player, one more than the eight permitted by Saudi football officials, according to an AFP report. Ronaldo’s contract is for an estimated 200 million euros until June 2025.
Even if he isn’t on the field with the squad yet, Ronaldo makes sure to support them wherever they are.
In a video posted by Al-Nassr on social media, the player is seen in the locker room celebrating the team’s Saudi Pro League goal against Al-Ta’ee.
Watch it here:
Al-Nassr secured the top place in the table after winning the match 2-0. They now have 29 points after 12 games, whereas Al-Shabab are in second place with a four-point deficit and one fewer game played.
Because there is no opening for a foreign player, Al Nassr has not yet registered him, a club official said AFP.
“A foreign player must depart in order to register Ronaldo, either by selling or by mutually agreeing to end the contract.”
David Ospina of Colombia, Luiz Gustavo of Brazil, Anderson Talisca of Brazil, and Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon are among Al Nassr’s foreign players.