Cristiano Ronaldo will be presented on Tuesday evening in "Marsool Park" in Riyadh to the Al-Nasr Club.
Al-Nasr Saudi Arabia presents its new Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo, to his fans in his stadium on Tuesday evening, hours after his arrival in Riyadh.
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner signed a contract with the club, known as "Al-Alamy" in Saudi Arabia, on Friday, according to a historic agreement worth more than 200 million euros. According to Al-Walid Al-Muhaidib, a spokesman for Al-Nasr, Ronaldo, his family, and his media and technical crew will land in Riyadh late on Monday night. Additionally, he declared that Ronaldo will be introduced by Al-Nassr at Marsool Park in Riyadh on Tuesday evening. Ronaldo would be flying in on a private jet, according to a different official who asked to remain anonymous since he was not permitted to speak to the media.
He explained that the club will open the doors of its stadium to the masses, starting at 5:00 p.m. Riyadh time, that is, at 2:00 p.m. GMT, provided that Ronaldo will be presented after two hours, specifically at 7:00 p.m. according to local time.
The official said that the club expects Al-Nasr fans to fill the sides of the stadium, which can accommodate more than 25,000 fans. Before the presentation ceremony, Ronaldo will hold a press conference with the head of Al-Nasr, Musli Al-Muammar, in the same stadium. Al-Nasr, the league champion nine times, most recently in 2019, considered, "This deal is more than just writing a new historical chapter."
And the club wrote in a statement announcing Ronaldo's signing, "This player is a higher example for all athletes and youth in the world, and with his presence in Al Nassr, we will move forward to achieve more successes for the club, Saudi sports, and for future generations." In turn, the Saudi Minister of Sports, Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Faisal, tweeted, "I am glad that one of the best players in the world is starting his new career in Saudi Arabia." Welcome to Cristiano Ronaldo in the Kingdom. "We will support the rest of our clubs in getting quality deals with international stars soon."
Hours after the signing, the club's store in Riyadh ran out of basic and spare shirts. Rather, it became necessary to wait two days for Ronaldo's name and his distinctive number 7 to be printed on the fans' shirts, according to Agence France-Presse. The club's shop manager attributed the matter to the "unprecedented demand" for the shirts in the club's history.