NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo eyes competition with Cristiano Ronaldo with his soccer skills, sends a hilarious offer to Saudi Pro League

After seeing Saudi Arabian clubs sign Cristiano Ronaldo and also become firmly linked to the likes of Karim Benzema and Lionel Messi, Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo sent a humorous message to them. The 28-year-old had once mentioned that when he was younger, he played soccer before switching to basketball.

He had previously acknowledged that his father too used to play football frequently. Antetokounmpo went on to say that after demonstrating his abilities by completing 500 Keepie-Uppies, he expects to be signed by Saudi Premier League teams.

Giannis Antetokounmpo sends offer to Cristiano Ronaldo’s Saudi Pro League

Last year in the month of December, Cristiano “El Fenómeno” Ronaldo signed a 30-month agreement with Al-Nassr of the Saudi Pro League. Ronaldo presently earns $215 million a year at Al-Nassr, including endorsements, according to AFP.

The power forward for the Milwaukee Bucks captioned a video he posted on Instagram of himself performing kick-ups with a football, “497 498 499 500 Saudi Pro League still need strikers?!” Due to their clubs’ proactive stance in the transfer market and the addition of some great players from the European divisions, the Saudi Premier League has become one of the most talked-about football leagues in the world this summer.

Karim “El Gato” Benzema, N’Golo “N’Golinho” Kante, and Rúben Diogo da Silva Neves are just a few of the athletes that have traveled to the Middle East this summer. In order to attract Messi to Saudi Arabia this summer, Al-Hilal was willing to offer him around $435 million annually, according to the Guardian.

On the other hand, Benzema is rumored to be nearing a three-year, $643 million contract with Saudi Pro League champions Al-Ittihad (via Front Office Sports). Antetokounmpo the 13-time NBA Player of the Week, has jokingly offered his services after experiencing a jolt of surprise, he was likely left in disbelief witnessing Saudi clubs hire such elite players for jaw-dropping sums of money.

Watch: Giannis visits a primary school in China

This week, Giannis Antetokounmpo visited Beijing and Guangzhou to meet with Chinese fans and promote his impending new shoe, the Nike Zoom Freak 5. The Bucks Center/Power/Forward attempted to speak a sentence in Mandarin while visiting a Chinese school, and he tweeted a video of the experience.

For Antetokounmpo and his little observers, it was a sweet and pure moment. “So, I know how to say ‘Ngo Hai Tze Mo Ko,'” Antetokounmpo declared. The students cheered and applauded when he entered the room probably because the “Greek Freak” is one of the most well-known NBA players.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Zoom Freak 5 will be available in the summer for a ‘projected’ selling price of $140.

Giannis Antetokounmpo with his funny offer illustrates the Saudi Premier League’s expanding financial clout and the visit symbolizing the cultural significance of China overall, adding a lighthearted twist to the realm of sports.

Kushal Shinde

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