Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has made an odd assertion about the standard at which the Saudi Pro League will be playing during his first season there.
Ronaldo recently asserted to reporters that his new league might end up being among the most competitive in club football.
“I believe you should take a different approach while considering the Saudi Pro League. It would be a deception for me to claim that the league is the Premier League,” he said.
“Yet I’m pleasantly impressed by the league’s high level of competition, balance, and quality teams. The league will undoubtedly rank as the fourth, fifth, or sixth-most competitive league in the globe in the upcoming years.”
The transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to the Saudi Pro League
Things were not going well for the striker at Manchester United after an unexpectedly poor start to his return to Old Trafford. With manager Erik Ten Hag and the other coaching staff, he had a falling out. He delivered an inflammatory interview to Piers Morgan criticizing Manchester United’s owners and personnel, which only made matters worse. That was seen as the breaking point.
Cristiano Ronaldo made an effort to break into a major team competing in the Champions League. He was once more without an offer from a top European team, thus at the end of December, he decided to sign with Saudi League club Al Nassr.
There is no doubt that Ronaldo’s entry into the Saudi Pro League will encourage other prominent athletes to do the same. The quality of football in the area will consequently rise.