Fans were in shock when the legendary footballer Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al Nassr in January 2023 after he became a free agent as his contract with the legendary club Manchester United was terminated due to a dispute with the club’s manager Erik Ten Hag.
Meanwhile, former Barcelona legend Rivaldo has recently claimed that Al Nassr have tricked Ronaldo with the whopping amount they offered him to join the club. He said that Saudi Arabia are fooling players through the money they offer. There were also some rumors that Ronaldo is not having a good time with Al Nassr and is hoping to move towards Europe once again.
“I understand that sometimes the players are fooled by the big contract they sign in Saudi Arabia, but then life there is more closed and football is not always as easy as expected. So, you may be going through a phase of some disappointment and even reflection. If the money he is receiving makes up for the not-so-happy life he is living at the moment.” Rivaldo was quoted as saying by Sportskeeda.
Messi himself will soon be able to witness it: Rivaldo
Argentina legend, Lionel Messi had gone to Saudi Arabia recently and there are speculations that he’d be also joining any club there. Rivaldo believes that Messi will also witness the same in the future. However, he also mentioned that fans want to see Ronaldo play for Real Madrid once again and hang his boots on a good note. He also believes that the 38-year-old can still help the club to win more titles.
“This happens to all players, and Messi himself will soon be able to witness it. It would be good for him and for football to see Cristiano Ronaldo return to Real Madrid to finish his career. Of course, the fans have to understand that they cannot demand the same from him as he did when he was 25 or 26 years old, but he can still help the club in more achievements.”