Following his record-breaking transfer, Cristiano Ronaldo is banned from making his Al Nassr debut tomorrow.
The 37-year-old signed a massive two-year contract with the Saudi Arabian club after his Manchester United contract was terminated.
The astronomical £173 million he is expected to make annually will make him the highest-paid athlete in the world.
Ronaldo arrived in Riyadh on Monday to get a physical before finalizing his transfer.
In response to inquiries from the media, he stated that before signing with Al Nassr, he had been given “several possibilities” by various clubs in Europe.
Additionally, he participated in an open training session with his new teammates while demonstrating his finishing prowess in a drill.
But when his new team plays Al-Ta’ee on Thursday, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner won’t be able to make his debut.
Their stadium is totally booked out, and a sizable 28,000 spectators are anticipated.
However, he cannot make his Al Nassr debut because he has not yet completed a suspension for a prior infraction while playing for Manchester United.
According to the Daily Mail, he has been informed that he is not permitted to participate in Al Nassr’s game against Al-Ta’ee.
Since the ban follows him to his new club, he is unable to have an impact for Al Nassr until after they have played two competitive games during which he would have been available.
In light of this, the former Real Madrid and Juventus player might be ready to debut for Al Nassr on January 21 against Ettifaq.
SPORTbible has contacted the FA to inquire about Ronaldo’s eligibility to make his Al Nassr debut.
Following the altercation at Goodison Park with a young Everton supporter, the Portuguese received a two-game suspension and a fine from the FA.
In a fit of rage following his former team’s 1-0 loss to Everton, he violently knocked a phone out of the supporter’s hand.