Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi left Europe for Asia and North America. Ronaldo has come to Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr and Messi leaves PSG for Miami. Inter Miami, the club owned by David Beckham, has announced that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has signed a two-year contract with the club. Messi’s move to the United States is a big surprise, denying the strong rumours of going to Saudi Arabia. Lionel Messi did not return to Barcelona. Messi is going to make his debut in the jersey of Inter Miami on July 21 against Cruz Azul (Mexican club).
Ronaldo said in a sarcastic way that the Saudi championship is much better than the MLS. Ronaldo said in an interview, “Europe has lost the quality of football. The Premier League is still the best. The Spanish league has lost its importance. The Portuguese league is not good at all. The German league has also lost quality. The United States? The Saudi championship is much better than the US league.”
Ronaldo no longer expects a return to European football. He says, “Returning to Europe is no longer possible for me. I am about thirty-eight and a half now. It is not possible to play in Europe at this age. In one year, all the best footballers will come to play in the Saudi league. Within a year, the Saudi league will surpass the Turkish and Dutch leagues.”
N’Golo Kanté, Karim Benzema, Rúben Neves, Kalidou Koulibaly, Jota, Édouard Mendy, Roberto Firmino, Marcelo Brozović and others will be seen playing in the Saudi Premier League. In December 2022, Ronaldo was trending in the news for two reasons. First, he signed a contract with Al Nasser for a record amount. Second, Leaving European football and moving to Asian football. The Portuguese superstar will get 200 million euros per year from this club. The star striker has signed a contract with the Saudi Arabian club until 2025.