Cristiano Ronaldo’s club Al Nassr banned by FIFA from registering new players
The club has to pay "outstanding debts."
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr has been banned from making any more transfers or registering new players.
FIFA has said that the reason for this ban is due to "outstanding debts" from the club. This has came at a poor time for the club, because with the addition of Ronaldo, many more players are following in his footsteps.
The Portugal captain moved from Manchester United to Al Nassr last January, following a disastrous fall-out with the manager Erik ten Hag.
Since the arrival of the former Real Madrid star, many more players have decided to make the move including Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic who joined Inter Milan.
A spokesperson for the global governing body said: “The club Al Nassr is currently prevented from registering new players due to outstanding debts.
“The relevant bans will be lifted immediately upon the settlement of the debts being confirmed by the creditors concerned.”
It isn't just Al Nassr that is attracting big names, but the entire league in general. Steven Gerrard recently took a job as manager of Al Ettifaq, and is looking to bolster his squad with Premier League talent.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, and his midfield partner Fabinho are both sought after by the former Anfield hero, and could make the move this summer.
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), which has an estimated net worth of over 600 billion US dollars (almost £460bn) bought a majority stake in Al Nassr as well as three other Saudi clubs in June.
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