Cristiano Ronaldo will not be able to debut until Al Nassr sells to another foreigner

Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo was left out of Friday’s match against Al Ta-ee because his new team, Al Nassr, exceeds the number of foreign players allowed in their squad. Consequently, despite his official presentation, he still could not register him in his bona fide list to participate in the Saudi tournament.

Two days after the presentation of Cristiano Ronaldo as a new Al Nassr player, a team that the 37-year-old Portuguese star joined after terminating the contract with Manchester United before the start of the Qatar 2022 World Cup, it was confirmed that his debut is still a long way off. Each team in Saudi football can have a maximum of eight foreign players in the local championship, and the Al Nassr squad led by French manager Rudi Garcia now adds nine places with the arrival of Cristiano.

The squad already has the Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, the Brazilians Luiz Gustavo and Talisca and the Cameroonian striker Vincent Aboubakar, considered “non-transferable” by the club, which must part with at least one foreigner in order to register Cristiano Ronaldo. According to reports, the favorite to leave the club is the Uzbek midfielder Jalaluddin Masharipov who, curiously, is also the one who until now wore the number 7 shirt that CR7 will wear at Al Nassr. “There are ongoing negotiations for the sale of one of our foreigners, but they are not yet in the final phase,” clarified a source from Al-Nassr, where Argentine Gonzalo “Pity” Martínez also plays.

Beyond this obstacle, Cristiano Ronaldo would still have to wait at least another week to take to the field, since he will still have to meet the two sanction dates he received from the English Football Association (FA) before leaving the Premier League. . The punishment was imposed for the episode in which the Portuguese player dropped a fan’s mobile phone, with a slap, when he was leaving the pitch after Manchester United’s defeat against Everton. The FA had specified then, after Cristiano Ronaldo’s goodbye to Manchester United, that the sanction was valid worldwide and therefore it had to be applied also in any championship in which the Portuguese star participated.

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