Cristiano Ronaldo plays for Al Nassr club in Saudi Arabia. At the end of his career, there is no doubt that Ronaldo joined a lower league like the Saudi Pro League just for money. This is what Nigerian star Odion Ighalo said. Who himself played in the Pro League of Saudi Arabia. Odion Ighalo was the top scorer in the Saudi Pro League last season for Al Hilal. However, he left the club at the end of the season. After that, the Nigerian player made an explosive statement.
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Ighalo claims that Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo moved to the Middle East country for the sake of money. There is no passion for football. The Nigerian star admitted that he went there for money. He said, “At a young age you must have passion. At that time you will not consider money. All my life I have played with emotions. Now I am playing for money. I’m not one of those players who say ‘I play for love’. At the end of the day, there is only money that matters.”
Referring to Ronaldo, Ighalo said, is he playing out of love? He has earned at least a hundred times more than I have earned in my entire life. Still, he went to Saudi Arabia. Did he go to the chase of passion? Went for the money. At the end of last year, Ronaldo joined Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr for a record fee. He has said several times that he wants to take the Saudi League to unique heights. After Ronaldo, many other stars followed the path of Saudi. Some best players of European football joined Saudi Pro League including Jordan Henderson. Karim Benzema, Ngolo Kante, Ruben Neves and Roberto Firmino.