CAPTAIN RONNIE CRISTIANO RONALDO will reportedly make his Saudi Arabian debut as CAPTAIN as he prepares to face off with old rival Lionel Messi.
Ronaldo and Messi have been at the forefront of world football for well over 15 years.
Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the captain’s armband for his Saudi debut
Lionel Messi’s PSG will feature in a friendly match in Saudi Arabia
Both continued to reach new heights, including dominating the famous Ballon d’Or trophy from 2008 to 2017.
However, Ronaldo finally called time on his European career after signing for Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr following the mutual termination of his deal at Manchester United.
Ronaldo signed a record-breaking £173million-a-year contract at the club.
And now, according to Marca, Ronaldo will make his debut in an exhibition match against Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain.
A selection of stars from Al Nassr and rivals Al Hilal will join forces to face the French champions on January 19.
It means that once again Ronaldo will cross swords with Messi, who is fresh from winning the World Cup with Argentina.
It comes with the backdrop of reports suggesting Al Hilal offered Messi an even BIGGER deal than Ronaldo’s to convince him to come to Saudi Arabia.
Last week, local media reported the Argentine’s father had been spotted in Riyadh over talks regarding the offer.
Despite this, it has also been reported that Messi has a “verbal agreement” to extend with PSG.