[WATCH]: Al Nassr fans cheer every Ronaldo goal, touch in training session

Ronaldo at his Al-Nassr unveiling

FOOTBALL [WATCH]: Al Nassr fans cheer every Ronaldo goal, touch in training session

Moses King 11:13 - 04.01.2023

After a demanding spell in 2022, Ronaldo seems to have moved to a place where he is overly celebrated, a stark contrast to his fall-out with Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, whom he openly stated he had no respect for while at the club.

The 37-year-old joined Al Nassr and has become an instant sensation for the club, fans and the country rallying behind him. 

He was unveiled to a sold-out stadium after officially signing the deal worth around €200 million. 

He was also quick to rubbish claims that he was in the Arab nation for retirement, noting that he wanted to break some records in Asia. 

Cristiano Ronaldo signs for Saudi based club Al-Nassr

"I am a unique player, so it's good to come here," Ronaldo said. 

"I beat the records there in Europe, so I want to beat a few records here as well, so for me, it is a good chance." 

"So, for me, it is not the end of my career to come to Saudi Arabia.  And honestly, I do not worry about what people say. 

"I took my decision, and I have a responsibility to change that, but I'm really happy to be here. And I know the league is very competitive. The people don't know that, but I know because I have seen many games."

After the promises and fanfare, Ronaldo took part in the first Al-Nassr training session on Tuesday evening and was a spectacle for the fans cheering his every move, kick and goal. He is slated to make his debut on Thursday.