Cristiano Ronaldo can ‘finally be registered by Al-Nassr after they brutally CANCELLED best-known team-mate Vincent Aboubakar’s contract’… with league rules stipulating squads can only contain eight foreign stars
The Cameroonian will depart the club to make way for Ronaldo as Saudi league rules state that clubs can only register up to eight foreign players per squad.
The club were aware that by adding Ronaldo to their squad, they would have to ship one of their stars out.
Vincent Aboubakar has seen his contract with Saudi club Al-Nassr terminated to make way for Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo snapped in Al-Nassr training despite uncertainty on when his debut will be
According to reports in France, Aboubakar mutually agreed to terminate his contract and will be compensated by the club.
He is now a free agent and can choose his next destination with reports suggesting Manchester United have shown an interest in bringing him to Old Trafford this month.
His exit means Ronaldo can officially be registered to play for Al-Nassr but is unlikely to make his much-anticipated debut until January 22.
Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Al-Nassr and is set to earn £175m per season over two years
The 37-year-old must complete a two-match suspension after knocking a mobile phone out of a 14-year-old’s hands after Manchester United’s defeat at Everton in 2021.
He completed the first of match of his ban during Friday’s 2-0 win over Al-Ta’ee and will sit out his side’s derby clash at Al-Shabab on January 14.
This will free up the Portuguese star to make his bow in the home clash with Ettifaq in two weeks’ time.
Ronaldo was unveiled as an Al-Nassr player on Tuesday but is yet to make his debut for the club
In the meantime, Ronaldo has been hard at work in the gym to prepare himself for the remainder of the Saudi Pro League season.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has not played a competitive game since a substitute appearance in Portugal’s World Cup quarter-final defeat to Morocco on December 10.