The Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo, joined the Saudi side on a free transfer.
He is set to make his official debut for his new club Al-Nasr after signing a lavish contract that will keep him at the club until 2025, making him the richest footballer in the world.
Ronaldo was a free agent after unanimously leaving Manchester United. Despite being offered by several teams, Ronaldo accepted a two-year contract with the Saudi club.
However, during the press conference, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner stated the opposite when he commented “Many clubs wanted to sign him in Europe, but I joined Al-Nasr for personal reasons”.
Cristiano Ronaldo will not be able to make his debut on January 14
Fans are yet to see the former Real Madrid star, who was unveiled on Tuesday, and it is not known when he will make his formal debut.
The 37-year-old is believed to miss his debut on January 14 after his unusual exit from Manchester United and was fined for misconduct when he was seen smashing a fan’s phone after the match against Everton. The player has been found guilty of violent acts and willful misconduct.
During the FA’s investigation, it was stated that Cristiano Ronaldo was accused of misconduct, and the ban also applies to his next club, with the player missing two matches of his next team. Ronaldo will most likely miss the match against Al-Shabaab on January 14 due to a two-match suspension.
Despite the change of continents, Ronaldo has to pay the last fine he left behind in the Premier League. According to the FIFA rules on the player status and transfer, Article 12.1.
Although the Saudi club will return to action and play the next game on the 21st, Ronaldo could therefore make his debut against Al-Nasr against Al-Etifak.