Cristiano Ronaldo has stated that the Italian Serie A was dead before he joined Juventus in 2018.
The 38-year-old emphasised his role in the high-profile players’ decision to leave Europe and sign with teams in the Saudi Pro League when he made these remarks.
Following Al-Nassr’s 5-0 loss to Celta Vigo last night, the great footballer spoke to the Portuguese media.
Since the official start of the preseason tour, Al-Nassr’s first game that has been played.
The former Real Madrid and Juventus superstar issued a defiant statement, saying, “When I joined Juventus, Serie A was dead and then after I signed… it was revived.
“Wherever Cristiano goes he generates higher interest.”
Ronaldo won four Champions Leagues, two La Liga titles, two Copas del Rey, three UEFA Super Cups and three Club World Cups with Real Madrid before signing for Juventus in a transfer worth an initial €100 million (£88 million) in 2018.
It was the most expensive transfer for an Italian club and for a player over 30 years old.