Check Out Why Al Nassr must wait to register Cristiano Ronaldo.
See The Reasons Al Nassr Must Delay registering Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not currently registered to play at Al Nassr, and he won’t be unless a current foreign player is sold or mutually agreed to be freed from their contract.
Ronaldo, who is already serving a suspension from his stint at Manchester United for knocking a phone from an Everton fan last season, is currently the tenth foreign player on the Al Nassr side, which is unfortunate for him.
It means that in order to be registered to play, the club must free up some space.
“Al Nassr has not registered him yet because there is no vacancy for a foreign player. A foreign player must leave to register Ronaldo, either by selling or by terminating the contract by mutual consent,” an anonymous club source told AFP on Thursday.
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A second club source also said: “There are ongoing negotiations to sell one of the players, but they have not reached their final stages yet.”
Cameroonian striker Vincent Aboubakar and Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina are the next most high-profile players in the current Al Nassr squad.
The club also has ex-Bayern Munich midfielder Luiz Gustavo and former River Plate talent Pity Martinez occupying places in the quota.
While Spanish defender Alvaro signed in 2022, Brazilian forward Anderson Talisca joined in 2021 and has scored 31 goals in 43 games. Jaloliddin Masharipov, an international for Uzbekistan, is said to be the player most likely to depart in order to force Al Nassr back inside the quota.
This week, during his introduction as an Al Nassr player, Ronaldo committed a grave error by confusing Saudi Arabia with South Africa.