One of the greatest footballers of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo is set to begin a unique adventure in the Middle East, having signed for Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr in a potential USD 200 million deal. While Ronaldo has already landed in Saudi Arabia and will be presented as an Al-Nassr player on Tuesday, the club’s coach Rudi Garcia’s cheeky Lionel Messi remark is going viral.
“First I wanted to bring Messi from Doha,” the coach joked before Ronaldo’s transfer to the Saudi Arabian club had become official.
Ronaldo and Messi have been two of the greatest rivals the sport has ever seen. Having pushed each other to achieve unprecedented heights in European football, they are now going their separate ways.
Former England and Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher also took a swipe at Ronaldo’s situation, highlighting the stark dissimilarities between his career and Messi’s.
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