“I Swear to God” – Saudi League Boss Quashes Rumors of Partiality Towards Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr

Published 11/20/2023, 3:04 AM EST

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Cristiano Ronaldo has made a major impact on the Saudi League on and off the field. So it is obvious that the media have made rumors that organizers of the league would give freedom to the owners in spending money. However, the Saudi League chief immediately quashed the baseless rumors of partiality.

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The Saudi League is going to get bigger every season with more and more world-class signings. It is a clear indication from this season that the league is not scared of investing huge money.

CEO dismisses the rumors of the Saudi league favoring Al Nassr

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At the moment, the influence of Cristiano Ronaldo has helped Al Nassr reach new heights. The Saudi giants are without doubt the most watched team in the world. This popularity also comes with several disadvantages. One of them is getting more freedom to spend the money. There are rumors that Al Nassr will get more budget in transfer windows than Al Ittihad, Al Hilal, and Al Ahli. The Public Investment Fund (PIF ) owns all the four clubs.

Hence, the fans of the other clubs have raised concerns. But, it looks like the Saudi League CEO Saad al-Lazeez has dismissed such rumors of partiality towards Al Nassr. Speaking on the rumors of Al Nassr, he said, “We treat all Saudi clubs the same, I swear to God. On average for the 4 clubs in the investment fund (Al Ahli, Al Nassr, Al Ittihad, Al Hilal), their total financial support will be equal after 3 seasons in total. This statement from the CEO of the league himself certainly ends all the questions and concerns.

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The league organizers are also aware that the viewership of the league will increase only if all the clubs have quality players. Public Investment Fund is also hoping they start to receive huge returns on their investments from all the clubs in the next few years.

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The Saudi League are preparing for big things in the next few seasons around Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has already given indications that he is ready to spend the rest of his playing career with Al Nassr. The Portuguese forwards also want a longer contract extension. He wants to play in the World Cup 2026 as an Al Nassr player. So, the league organizers are now planning the future around Cristiano Ronaldo. The league is committed to improving the VAR, infrasture among other things. These are things Ronaldo also said in an interview that required improvements.

In terms of the transfer window, the rumors are that the European clubs especially Premier League clubs are aware that the Saudi League will make more offers. They are ready to spend big money this January and next summer. The likes of Mohammed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne, and Erling Haaland continue to get linked with moves.

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Hence, it is clear that Cristiano Ronaldo made the right comments on the Saudi League. They are becoming ready to make their place in the top 5 leagues of the world. So, the big question is can they do it in the next 2 or 3 seasons with Ronaldo around? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Anuj Nikhil Virjiani

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I'm Anuj Virjiani, a soccer writer at Essentially Sports, and I can't express how deep my passion for the sport runs, especially when it comes to the English Premier League. Over the years, I've dedicated myself to understanding the intricate details of the game, both on and off the field. What's fascinating is that my beloved club is Newcastle United, and I've been on a rollercoaster journey with them, from their triumphant promotion from the second tier to the recent takeover and even their remarkable qualification for the Champions League last season.
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