“I wanted to bring Messi first” Al Nassr coach makes shocking statement following Cristiano Ronaldo’s record breaking deal with the club
As a result of the mutually agreed-upon termination of his contract with Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo has completed a move to Al Nassr that will enable him to earn an enormous sum of $200 million per season.
However, his manager Rudi Garcia has a hilarious comment regarding his intention to sign Lionel Messi before the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer is completed. The coach joked, “At first, I wanted to bring Messi from Doha.”
Al Nassr coach, Rudi Garcia, asked about Ronaldo before the official announcement: "I wanted to bring Messi from Doha."
— The Football Index 🎙 ⚽ (@TheFootballInd) December 31, 2022
In recent days, following the signing of Ronaldo, it has come to light that a billionaire Saudi club aspires to compete with the world’s top players, and Sergio Ramos’s name has been mentioned.
As it appears, the manager has a strong attraction to Cristiano’s major competitor Lionel Messi, and it remains to be seen how this will affect the Superstar.
But later he expressed his desire to work with him and said, “The presence of the legend “Cristiano Ronaldo” in Saudi Arabia is extraordinary and of great value, and we seek to fit in with the group to present what he can offer as a big star and entertain the fans.”
Al-Nassr manager Rudi Garcia talking about Cristiano Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/BeIsp6P1iT
— Frank Khalid OBE (@FrankKhalidUK) January 1, 2023
The journalist asked the manager about bringing Cristiano to Saudi Arabia, and the manager responded in an unexpected manner but according to internal sources, this was said on purpose in order to not disrupt the deal before it was finalized.
Al Nassr is currently leading the point table in the Saudi Arabian Pro League, and the arrival of CR7 will only bolster their team and create a strong mentality among the squad, with the hope of achieving further achievements in the future.
Owning Ronaldo on any team is a dream, and the Saudis are ecstatic to witness a player of his caliber on their home turf for the first time.
Can’t wait to get started! 🤩💛 pic.twitter.com/Zow3eQ3S44
— AlNassr FC (@AlNassrFC_EN) December 31, 2022
How the comments will affect the relationship of the manager with Cristiano Ronaldo still remain in the cast, but they can hopefully conquer the battles together and The Portuguese will certainly have a great impact on his team and on Asian football as well.
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