PSG reportedly will receive £8.8million for taking on a Saudi All-Star XI captained by Cristiano Ronaldo this week.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the first to leave LaLiga Santander, doing so in July 2018, before, three years later in August 2021, Lionel Messi did the same. Now, it’s 2023 and, in Saudi Arabia, two of the best players in the world will meet again.
The Portuguese will do so as a representative of his new club Al Nassr, while the Argentine will play for PSG in a friendly match taking place this week.
The match will see the French champions take on a team of players from Al Nassr and Al Hilal, a Saudi All-Star XI that is officially being called the Riyadh Season Team.
This will be Cristiano Ronaldo‘s first club match since announcing his departure from Manchester United and signing for his new club.
In terms of his official club debut for Al Nassr, fans will have to wait until Sunday, January 22, to see the Portuguese forward in action.
The friendly match is due to take place on Thursday, January 19, at 12:00 ET / 09:00 PT.
It’ll be taking place at 20:00 local time in Riyadh, where it’ll be played at the King Fahd International Stadium, the same one that recently hosted the Spanish Super Cup.
Paris Saint-Germain will earn 10 million euros for this Thursday’s friendly in Riyadh, as well as making money through the broadcast.