Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo might make his Al Nassr debut on January 22 after he was efficiently registered by the brand new crew, a membership supply informed AFP on Saturday.
Ronaldo, who was unveiled to followers this week, joined the squad checklist after Al Nassr terminated Manchester United-linked striker Vincent Aboubakar to remain throughout the most eight overseas nationals stipulated by the Saudi league.
He’ll now be accessible for the January 22 house recreation towards Ettifaq after finishing a two-match ban issued in November for smashing a fan’s cell phone whereas enjoying for Manchester United.
“Al Nassr terminated Vincent Aboubakar’s contract by mutual consent and he obtained all his monetary rights,” the membership supply mentioned, including that Ronaldo was registered earlier than Al Nassr’s recreation towards Al Ta’ee on Friday.
“So now he served one recreation from the ban and can serve the opposite one towards Al Shabab” on January 14, the supply mentioned.
The official didn’t tackle experiences that Aboubakar, 30, could possibly be on his option to Manchester United, saying he was now a free agent and will negotiate with any crew.
Ronaldo, 37, joined Al Nassr in a deal believed to be value round 200 million euros that has shone an unprecedented gentle on the Saudi Professional League.
It comes as Saudi Arabia, which watched as neighbour Qatar hosted the World Cup in November and December, considers a joint bid for the 2030 event with Greece and Egypt.
The deeply conservative kingdom is snapping up sports activities belongings as a part of a drive to melt its harsh picture, entice overseas curiosity and diversify its oil-reliant economic system.
Critics have accused the Saudis of “sportswashing” — utilizing sport to deflect consideration from human rights controversies.