Saudi FC Manager Wanted to Recruit Messi Alongside Ronaldo

Lionel Messi, right, and Cristiano Ronaldo, left, during the Champions League match between their former teams FC Barcelona and Juventus at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020.InternationalIndiaAfricaRonaldo’s move to Al Nassr FC was confirmed last week, with CR7 saying that he is “thrilled for a new experience in a different league and a different country.”Saudi football club Al Nassr’s manager Rudi Garcia has claimed that he wanted to add Argentine great Lionel Messi to the recent acquisition of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo. The remark may potentially upset his team’s latest celebrity recruit.When asked by reporters about Ronaldo’s arrival, Garcia remarked that he wanted to “take Messi” as well, referring to the 2022 FIFA World Cup best player.At least one media outlet has since argued that the manager’s words might not sit well with Ronaldo, since Garcia supposedly suggested that he wanted to sign Messi first before going after CR7, favoring the former over the latter.Quite a few netizens seemed to share that opinion, although one social media user insisted that Garcia actually wanted to bring in the Argentinian footballer so that Messi and Ronaldo “be together.”Ronaldo’s move to Al Nassr was officially confirmed last week by CR7 himself who shared a joint statement by him and the club online.”I’m thrilled for a new experience in a different league and a different country, the vision that Al Nassr has is very inspiring,” CR7 said regarding the move.


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