Al-Nassr fans struggled and lined up in long queues in the club’s store to buy Cristiano Ronaldo’s new No. 7 Al-Nassr shirt hours after he was confirmed as an Al-Nassr player.
The former Manchester United forward secured his record switch to Saudi Arabia, signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with the Middle East club.
According to reports, Ronaldo’s move to Al-Nassr is the biggest football deal in the history of transfer.
The 37-year-old is set to earn an incredible £173million annually. He has now emerged as the highest-paid sportsman ever in the world.
It appears Al-Nassr’s logic in signing Cristiano Ronaldo has played out immediately after signing the highly-rated star.
Just hours after announcing the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Nassr’s social media following spiked immediately, tripling from 860k followers to over 2million.
The move has also sparked a buying frenzy among some Al-Nassr fans, who queued up in large numbers trying to buy Cristiano Ronaldo’s new Al-Nassr shirt.
The five times Ballon d’Or winner posed with the club’s chairman Musalli Al-Muammar while holding the shirt with his name and shirt number boldly scripted on it.
Ronaldo will wear No.7, a typical shirt number he has been wearing throughout his club career at Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus.
Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr after his £500,000 weekly two-year contract at Manchester United came to an abrupt end.
Manchester United terminated Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract following his controversial interview with Piers Morgan in which he aimed dig at the club and discredited the Man United hierarchy for incompetence.
Before his move to Al-Nassr, Ronaldo was linked with several global clubs.
Ronaldo will be hoping to make his debut when they host Al-Ta’ee on Thursday, flying his new Al-Nassr kit.
Cristiano Ronaldo No. 7 Al-Nassr Shirt
Al-Nassr reportedly started printing Cristiano Ronaldo’s kit after the club finalized an agreement with the Portuguese in Spain.
Following his announcement by the club, fans immediately flocked to the club’s store to buy the shirt, with most reportedly spending long hours on queue to secure the kit.
The kit is Al-Nassr’s No. 7 Jersey and has Ronaldo boldly written on it. It is made in Al-Nassr’s yellow and Blue colors.
Ronaldo’s al-Nassr shirt is sold at Al-Nassr’s club store. The prices are from $149 to $246 depending on the sales outlet. CLICK HERE to buy the shirt.
The rush by Al Nassr and Cristiano Ronaldo’s fans for the shirt is not strange. Cristiano Ronaldo is a big leverage for the club and the entire Saudi Arabian league.
Hours after confirming the signing of the football legend, Al-Nassr’s social media following tripled from 860k followers to over 2.7million.
Ronaldo’s move to Al-Nassr will definitely expand the club’s fanbase and bring the Saudi Arabian league to the spotlights.