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Football:’Ronaldo started all of this’: Neymar says CR7 transformed Saudi Pro League

ByNavneeth

Aug 17, 2023 #Neymar, #Ronaldo, #Sports

Cristiano Ronaldo is responsible for transforming the Saudi Pro League, according to Brazil forward Neymar who is looking forward to facing the Portuguese international when he starts playing for Al Hilal.

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The 31-year-old Neymar signed a two-year contract with the Riyadh-based club on Tuesday after spending six years with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), in a deal reportedly worth about 90 million euros ($98 million). Ronaldo, the five-times Ballon d’Or winner, joined Al Nassr in December on a two-and-a-half-year contract following his acrimonious departure from Manchester United.”

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I believe Cristiano Ronaldo started all of this and everybody called him ‘crazy’, and this and that. Today you see the league grow more and more,” Neymar said in his first interview after the transfer on Wednesday. The Saudi Pro League has since invested over 600 million euros to lure a host of top players and coaches from European clubs.Notable recruits include Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and Riyad Mahrez from Manchester City.

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