Mohamed Salah’s Move to Saudi Arabia Will Surpass the ‘Hype’ of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Transfer to Al Nassr, Declares Tottenham Legend

Published 01/07/2024, 4:26 AM EST

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In the current scenario, Cristiano Ronaldo stands tall as the face of the SPL. Nonetheless, according to a former English goalkeeper, Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah can surpass the hype Ronaldo received from Saudi Arabia. The 38-year-old joined Al Nassr for two and a half years in January 2023, and because of his presence, the world’s focus shifted to SPL like never before.

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When it comes to Salah, he has amassed a huge fan following with his extraordinary campaign at his current club. Is he talented enough to overpower the fame and revenue that Ronaldo generated?

Mohamed Salah can overpower Cristiano Ronaldo in Saudi Arabia

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Recently, Tottenham Hotspur legend Paul Robinson claimed that the Egyptian star could dethrone Ronaldo to become the next SPL king. He said, “The attention and income that Mohamed Salah will bring to the Saudi League will make him surpass the hype of propaganda that accompanied Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to the Saudi Club.

Presently, Salah is considered one of the best players in the world, as he has netted 18 times along with nine assists in just 27 matches. Also, SPL is ready to open its golden doors to any top players to increase the league’s popularity and income. Hence, at the moment, the 31-year-old is one of the best choices they can have after players like Neymar, Karim Benzema, and Sadio Mane.

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However, to overcome Ronaldo, the Egyptian star has to do his best, as the Al Nassr captain has set the mark way too high. The 38-year-old scored a whopping 24 goals and 11 assists in just 25 competitions. Recently, he also won a prestigious award, cementing his position as a soccer legend time and again.

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Top scorer of 2023, yet snubbed in World Team

Cristiano Ronaldo added yet another feather to his cap as he earned Globe Soccer’s Maradona Award for Best Goalscorer of 2023. The award ceremony will be held on January 19th in Atlantis, Dubai. Nonetheless, the Portuguese superstar will be absent from the function as he will be on a China tour with his Saudi Arabian club during that time.

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Following this victory, Ronaldo faced a setback as he was snubbed from the IFFHS World Team 2023. This was an immense shock to many, as the Al Nassr captain was the most suitable candidate for the recognition after scoring a total of 54 goals in 59 games. Do you think that IFFHS was unfair to Ronaldo? Let us know in the comments below.

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