Al Nassr striker Cristiano Ronaldo has asserted that the Saudi Pro League is better than American League MLS following the unveiling of his long-time rival Lionel Messi by Inter Miami on Sunday.
Ronaldo while speaking to the men of the press following their emphatic 5-0 loss to La Liga side Celta Vigo said the Saudi League is ahead of the MLS after he was asked if he could consider joining his arch-rival Lionel Messi at the Major League Soccer.
Ronaldo who played the first 45 minutes and was substituted said he opened the way to umpteen professional players’ decision to join the league this summer: “I opened the way to the Saudi league, and now all the players are coming here.”
In the current summer, the Saudi league attempted and forced European teams with huge fees to sell their players to them – in which over 80% of such interest has become a done deal. Already Karim Benzima,
Marcelo Brozovic, N’Golo Kante, and Roberto Firmino. Liverpool duo Henderson and Fabinho, Riyad Marhez, and others have been linked for a move.
The 38 years old Portuguese all-time greatest believes that the Saudi League in a year will overtake colleague leagues in Europe:
“In one year, more and more top players will come to Saudi. In a year the Saudi league will overtake the Turkish league and Dutch league,” Ronaldo added.
Ronaldo disclosed playings playing time in Europe is certainly over:
“I’m 100 percent sure I won’t return to any European club,” Ronaldo said. “I’m 38 years old. And European football has lost a lot of quality. The only valid one and still doing good is the Premier League. They’re way ahead of all the other leagues.”
“The plan was for me to play 45 minutes today,” Ronaldo said. “Against Benfica, I might play 60 or 70 minutes. It is better to fine-tune the machine little by little to reach the best form.”