The unexpected setback for Cristiano Ronaldo and his debut in Saudi Arabia

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More than Cristiano Ronaldo already turned on Saudi Arabia play in Al Nasrthe club with which he signed the most expensive contract in the history of sport, not yet in official debut condition. Yes, although he has already been presented to a crowd and is causing a sensation throughout the country, the Portuguese champion has to wait for two problems to be resolved.

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The most important problem for Al-Nassr facing the attacker’s debut concerns the formation of the squad: the Saudi team has too many foreign players under contract. They have the maximum allowed number of eight foreign players under contract and Cristiano Ronaldo is ninth.

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So, the Portuguese star will be able to play if Al-Nassr sells one. As reported by several Saudi Arabian media outlets, Uzbek midfielder Jalaluddin Masharipov is the main target of leaving the club and gives way to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.

The penalty that has Cristiano Ronaldo

El Bicho has a past problem that will cause his debut to be postponed. The world of football will have to wait a few more weeks to see him in action, as the Portuguese has to comply with a sanction received when he was still at Manchester United.

The incident occurred at the end of the 1-0 defeat against Everton in April 2022. The goalscorer, Angry at the defeat, he couldn’t resist his emotions and when a boy, later discovered to have autism, filmed him with his cell phone, he took it from him and threw it aside.. Although Cristiano acknowledged his mistake and offered his apologies, the boy did not accept them and the FA chose to sanction him.

The penalty, which deprives Cristiano of playing for two games, was decreed in November. But since then, due to the various disputes that then led to his departure, Cristiano Ronaldo has not yet played a game at club level (if at the World Cup), so he still has to serve his sentence.

When would Cristiano Ronaldo make his debut?

In the case of solving these two problems and not addressing any other problems, Cristiano Ronaldo he would make his official debut for Al-Nassr on the weekend of Saturday 21 Januarywhen for the 14th date of the Saudi Arabian First Division receives Al-Etiffaq.

Source: Clarin

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