Cristiano Ronaldo is absolutely excited about the potential of the Saudi Pro League.
After playing in the league for the past five months, he firmly believes that it has the power to compete with the world’s top leagues and shine in the best leagues.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner had a brilliant start to life in Saudi Arabia.
Scoring 14 goals in 15 league games since signing a world-record deal to join Al-Nasr in January is worth an estimated £200m per season.
“We are much better and the Saudi league is getting better and next year will be even better,” Ronaldo told Saudi SSC after Al-Nasr’s 3-2 win over Al-Shabaab on Tuesday.
“Step by step I think this league will be among the top 5 leagues in the world but they need time, players and infrastructure. But I believe that this country has amazing potential, it has amazing people and the league will be very good in my opinion.
Undoubtedly, Ronaldo has tackled and thrived in the biggest leagues in the world. The superstar has tested his skills at Real Madrid in La Liga, Manchester United in the Premier League and Juventus in Serie A.
According to various reports, big name players could join CR7 in Saudi Arabia. The most prominent among them is Lionel Messi. Rumors are swirling that Al Hilal have made an offer for the Paris Saint-Germain attacker – worth €400 million a year.