Cristiano Ronaldo’s debut for Al-Nassr could possibly be delayed indefinitely, with experiences suggesting the Saudi membership have already exceeded their international participant quota.
AFP are reporting that Ronaldo has not but been registered with the membership as he can be their ninth international participant – yet one more than the utmost restrict of eight imposed by the Saudi soccer authorities.
That means Al-Nassr would wish to dump one among their current octet of foreigners – which incorporates the likes of Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo and forwards Anderson Talisca of Brazil and Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon – earlier than the 37-year-old international famous person can play for them.
“Al Nassr has not registered him yet because there is no vacancy for a foreign player,” one membership official, who didn’t need to be named as a result of he was not authorised to talk to media, instructed AFP.
“A foreign player must leave to register Ronaldo, either by selling or by terminating the contract by mutual consent.”
Reports from Saudi Arabia have prompt that Uzbek midfielder Jaloliddin Masharipov was more than likely to be bought to allow Ronaldo, who’s on a reported £175million-a-year deal, to be registered.
A second membership supply confirmed to AFP that Ronaldo was not registered as of Thursday afternoon native time and went on to say: “There are ongoing negotiations to sell one of the players, but they have not reached their final stages yet.”
Ronaldo had initially been slated to make his Al-Nassr debut on Thursday in opposition to Al-Ta’ee, though that was thrown into query upon the revelation that he should first serve an current two-match ban that was handed down by the English FA in November, when he was discovered responsible of improper and violent conduct for smashing a cellphone out of a 14-year-old Everton fan’s hand the earlier April after Manchester United’s 1-0 loss at Goodison Park.
Although his contract at Old Trafford was torn up days later, a Fifa rule means the suspension carries over to his new soccer affiliation. Both AFP’s sources refused to verify whether or not Al-Nassr would adjust to rules and guarantee Ronaldo completes the suspension, whereas the Saudi Football Association referred questions on the subject to Al-Nassr.
Al Nassr’s 25,000-capacity stadium, Mrsool Park, had been bought out for Thursday’s sport however, in one other accident, the sport was postponed for twenty-four hours because of the climate, with the membership’s English-language Twitter account posting: “Due to heavy rain and weather conditions impacting the stadium’s electricity, we have been officially informed that tonight’s match against Al Ta’i is postponed for 24 hours. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to fans and wish everyone safe travels.”