Sources: Al Nassr need Ronaldo keep till retirement


Al Nassr are satisfied that Cristiano Ronaldo will finish his profession with the Saudi Professional League aspect and haven’t dominated out extending the striker’s mammoth contract, sources have instructed ESPN.

Ronaldo made his first look for Al Nassr in a 1-0 win over Ettifaq on Sunday. He signed a two-and-a-half 12 months take care of the Riyadh-based aspect price $200 million a 12 months following his departure from Manchester United in December.

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The Portuguese star might be 40 when his deal ends in 2025 and Al Nassr officers imagine it’s unlikely that he’ll play elsewhere earlier than hanging up his boots. Sources have instructed ESPN that Al Nassr haven’t dominated out extending Ronaldo’s contract if he needs to proceed his taking part in profession.

Al Nassr are additionally utilizing Ronaldo to assist them enhance off the pitch in addition to off it. Sources have instructed ESPN that Ronaldo arrived in Saudi Arabia with a listing of “best practices” which membership officers are working to implement.

Al Nassr are decided to make use of Ronaldo’s expertise on the prime of European soccer with United, Actual Madrid and Juventus to develop into a powerhouse of Saudi and Asian soccer, ESPN sources added.

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Ronaldo couldn’t mark his Al Nassr debut with a objective towards Ettifaq, however supervisor Rudi Garcia stated he was “happy” with the ahead’s efficiency as his staff returned to the highest of the Saudi Professional League.

The previous Roma boss insisted it might take time to combine Ronaldo into the staff after only some weeks of coaching.

“I told the players they need to make the right choices on the pitch,” Garcia stated.

“Obviously Cristiano Ronaldo is asking for the ball and we have to give him the ball because he’s the player who can make the difference. “We have to work rather a lot on the positions of everybody. Generally we had crosses however not sufficient individuals within the field. We have to work on that.”

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