Ex-Super Eagles star Odion Ighalo has warned Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of his potential move to the Saudi Arabian Professional League.
Ex-Super Eagles and Manchester United star warns Cristiano Ronaldo over ₦92.3b Saudi Arabia move
The Portugal captain has been linked with a move to the middle east after his contract at Manchester United was terminated.
Ronaldo is currently without a club after his contract at Manchester United was terminated following his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan, which saw him criticise the club.
Ronaldo's future is up in the air
The Portuguese star's future has been up in the air since Manchester United took that decision, but he has been linked with a big-money move to Saudi Arabia.
According to multiple sources, Al-Nassr are currently interested in signing the former Real Madrid attacker, with the club ready to offer Ronaldo £ 171.4 million per year.
However, Ighalo has warned the Portugal international on what to expect before moving to Saudi Arabia. Ighalo, who is currently on the books of Al-Shabab, said Ronaldo would not find the league easy if he eventually joins Al-Nassr.
Ighalo warning for Ronaldo
There is a belief that the Saudi Arabian league is not competitive, but Ighalo has warned Ronaldo, saying it is the most competitive in the middle east.
"Before I came, I thought the league would be a pushover, but now, having played for two seasons, I know it's one of the toughest in the region," Ighalo told The Athletic.
"Al Hilal won the AFC Champions League in 2019 and 2021 and qualified for the Club World Cup. The league is growing faster than I expected.
More foreign players, coaches and the federation is backing it, and you can see that reflected in the Saudi team," he added.
Nonetheless, it remains to be seen if Ronaldo will move to Saudi Arabia. The 37-year-old is yet to make a decision on his future as he is currently focused on Portugal's World Cup campaign, where they have reached the second round, with a clash against Switzerland.