The transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to Saudi Arabia, according to Russian player Magomed Ozdoyev, did not improve the country’s football. Ozdoyev is a member of the Turkish team Fatih Karagumruk, which is presently ranked ninth in the Super Lig standings. The foreign player from Russia joined the team last summer from Zenit St. Petersburg. In 31 appearances across all competitions, he helped Fatih Karagumruk by scoring five goals and dishing out four assists.
Before relocating to Turkey, Ozdoyev received offers from Saudi Arabia as well, according to Sporx. But he has declined to play there. He said “There is not enough professionalism, I will not play there. Ronaldo transferred, and now it is spoken that [Lionel] Messi will sign, but after a few years I can go there”, an article on Sportskeeda reported.
Meanwhile, it’s anticipated that Lionel Messi will depart Paris Saint-Germain this summer on a free transfer. According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, Al-Hilal has given the Argentine a substantial offer of €400 million per year in anticipation of a future transfer to Saudi Arabia.
Iconic Player’s Controversial Opinion: Ronaldo Misses Out on Top Attacker List
Diego Maradona and Ronaldo Nazario were cited by AC Milan and Italy veteran Paolo Maldini as the two most challenging strikers he faced. Cristiano Ronaldo was highlighted by the former defender, although he thought the two players above were more difficult to deal with.
Maldini said “He and Ronaldo, the Brazilian, are the strongest. I didn’t play against Messi, thank God. CR7 is a great striker, but he has less magic than the other two”, an article on Sportskeeda reported.
Maldini played 14 times against Maradona during his career for club and country, winning five and losing five. He had an even record against Ronaldo Nazario, having faced the Brazilian in nine games and have won, lost, and drawn three times each.
In contrast, the Italian superstar only faced Cristiano Ronaldo three times, winning two and losing one.