The Portuguese forward superstar is finally making his first appearance since moving to Saudi Arabia, but it isn&apost going to be for his new club, Al-Nassr. Ronaldo signed for the Saudi outfit more than two weeks ago, but with a ban hanging over his head as a result of his behaviour in a clash with Everton in April 2022, he is yet to make an appearance in the Saudi Pro League.
Nevertheless, he&aposs free to play in an all-star XI exhibition clash with Lionel Messi&aposs PSG on Thursday. With plenty of people focusing on Ronaldo&aposs imminent debut, little attention has been paid to the substantial fee that the Parisian outfit will be walking away with.
According to L&aposEquipe, the Ligue 1 champions will pocket 8.8million [10m] for playing in the one-off game. The match will take place on Thursday in Riyadh and will likely play host to the final time Lionel Messi and Ronaldo face-off on a football pitch during their professional careers.
Messi has also been linked with a move to the Saudi Pro-League recently, with both Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal prepared to offer him a staggering 306m-a-year, according to reports in Spain (via the Daily Mail). Meanwhile, Al-Nassr head coach Rudi Garcia has reportedly held talks with Eden Hazard, in a move that could see the former Chelsea star make up an incredibly exciting attack alongside Ronaldo.
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