After Being Banned from Spending More, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr to Ship $8,680,000 Star to Rival Saudi League Club

Published 09/01/2023, 9:30 AM EDT

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Just a few weeks ago, Al Nassr, the team Cristiano Ronaldo plays for, received a transfer ban from soccer’s apex authority, FIFA. They have been reportedly stripped of the financial support to make any new signings. But with the signing ban in place, the Jeddah-based club is looking to sell their $8M rated star to a Rival Club.

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Al Nassr has signed some of the renowned names in this transfer window. The Saudi side is looking to cut down on its roster of foreign players. The rules of the AFC Champions League allow teams to have six foreign players; one of them must be Asian.

Al Nassr teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave for a rival club

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The club has acquired non-Asian players like Alex Telles, Marcelo Brozovic, Otavio, Sadio Mane, and Aymeric Laporte in the summer transfer window. Additionally, they have Anderson Talisca on the team.

Ghislain Konan, Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr teammate, is preparing to depart from the club to sign with the rival Saudi Pro League team, Al-Fayha. The team needed to release one player, and because of Alex Telles’ presence, Konan no longer has a guaranteed spot on the team.

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Ghislain, 27, joined the Saudi Pro League side last season and has made 36 appearances so far, providing five assists. He shared the pitch 22 times with Cristiano Ronaldo at Al-Nassr. Given the current report, Konan looks set to leave for Al-Fayha.

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Al-Nassr was a contender for the league title last season but is facing a challenging start this year. The team’s performance has been disappointing, with two consecutive defeats at the start.

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After a disappointing start to the season, Al Nassr bounced back in their third game of the Saudi Pro League, dominating Al Fateh in a 5-0 victory. Also, Al Nassr gave Al-Shabab a 4-0 thrashing in their last match.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Al Nassr’s win over Al Shabab on Tuesday. This took his Saudi Pro League tally to five goals in two games. Ronaldo, who hit a hat trick in a 5-0 rout of Al Fateh on Friday, converted two first-half penalties against Al Shabab to put his side 2-0 to the good.

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The Knights of Najd are now in 6th place in the league with two wins and two losses. Al Nassr will face Al Hazm on 2nd September, Saturday. Can Al Nassr with Cristiano Ronaldo continue this winning momentum? What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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Sourav Jyoti Kalita is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. Soccer has been a passion he follows since school days where he has participated extensively in matches where he looks for a chance to don the jersey and take the field. A fan of the glorious Red Devils, he also ardently supports his local team North East United that plays in the Indian Super League.
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