Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing the center attraction and being the alma mater is nothing new to the footballing world as the phenomenon is always in the spotlight and now Cristiano Jr. is not too far behind from following the footsteps of his father.
Cristiano Jr. is reportedly taking down boys of two years older than him as a part of training in Saudi Arabia and the 12 years old is having joy out of it as he excels in the city of Riyadh.
Looks like Jr joined Al Nassr academy pic.twitter.com/pBWlzCJurW
— A (@IconicCristiano) January 14, 2023
Al Nassr completed the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo after tying him down for 2025 at the club and the Portuguese will be the face of the Arab Pro League and earn a lucrative amount of approximately $200 million per year.
A report from The Sun outlines that Cristiano Jr. is training at the national sports center of Saudi Arabia. Al Mahd academy is the training ground where the young Cristiano cooks his games with older boys than him.
Cristiano Jr. ingressou oficialmente na Mahd Sports Academy.
— Futmais | Menino Fut (@futtmais) January 15, 2023
After an anxious few days of waiting, Cristiano Ronaldo finally made his debut for Al Nassr just after three days of scoring a brace against PSG in an exhibition match and the Saudi Arabian table-toppers defeated Al Ettifaq by 1-0 with a superbly strike goal from the Brazilian Anderson Talisca.
𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐁𝐄𝐆𝐈𝐍𝐈𝐍𝐆𝐒 👑
Fresh threads for @Cristiano 🟡🔵
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) January 22, 2023
Ronaldo mutually terminated the contract with Manchester United during the World Cup period after the explosive interview with Piers Morgan and Al Nassr seized the opportunity and signed the Portuguese.
During Ronaldo’s time at Old Trafford, Cristiano Jr. trained at the Carrington academy with Manchester United under 13 boys and the 12-year-old is now training in Saudi Arabia after the five-time Ballon D’or has shifted to the Middle East.
— Qatar News Agency (@QNAEnglish) January 2, 2023
However, a return to Madrid to train alongside the Real Madrid under-15 team is a possibility for Cristiano Jr. in near future and he will be hoping to emulate the feat of his father at the Santiago Bernabeu.