The Saudi club presents its 37-year-old player, who won the Golden Ball for the best player in the world five times, on Tuesday evening at the “Marsoul Park” stadium, after his arrival on Monday with his family and assistants.
The private plane carrying Ronaldo landed on Monday evening in rainy and cold weather, in preparation for his presentation in an enthusiastic and crazy atmosphere on Tuesday evening.
The main streets of the Saudi capital were adorned with large, luminous billboards bearing pictures of Ronaldo in the victory shirt, with the words “Hala Ronaldo.”
Ronaldo signed a contract with Al-Nasr until June 2025, with an estimated value of more than 200 million euros, after his contract with Manchester United was terminated by mutual consent, following a television interview in which he strongly criticized his club and Dutch coach Eric Ten Hach.
It is expected that the public will fill the stands of “Marsool Park”, which has a capacity of 25,000 spectators, after the club received 130,000 requests for tickets worth 15 riyals ($ 4). Al-Nasr announced its donation of the proceeds from its sale to a national charitable platform.
see you soon
Before taking off from Madrid to Riyadh on Monday, Al-Nasr posted on his Twitter account a video clip of Ronaldo greeting his new fans, saying in English, “See you soon.”
The most important deal in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf sparked unprecedented enthusiasm for the fans, who flocked to the club’s store to print Ronaldo’s name on the team’s yellow and blue shirts. And the team’s shirts ran out of the store 24 hours before the Portuguese star was included.
The club’s Instagram account gained millions of followers within a few hours.
The club’s fans, nicknamed “Al-Alamy” in Saudi Arabia, are preparing to chant a special song for Ronaldo and raise his own tifo (a slogan drawn by fans on the runway), according to what close to the Al-Nasr Fans Association reported.
An official in the Saudi club said that the presentation ceremony of “CR7” includes a speech by the club’s president, Mosli Al Muammar, followed by a speech by the Portuguese star in front of the audience and kicking some balls towards the stands.
The Al-Nasr team is performing training on the field, but the club official said that “it has not yet been decided whether Ronaldo will participate in the training or not.”
Al-Nasr, the league champion 9 times, most recently in 2019, considered, “This deal is more than just writing a new historical chapter.”
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