Barcelona legend Rivaldo has said that football icon Cristiano Ronaldo was fooled into moving to Saudi Arabia and joining Al Nassr with the money offered.
Rivaldo said that the Portugal national team captain is not enjoying life in the Arab nation and has discovered that football is not as easy as it seems over there.
He said that while calling on Paris Saint-Germain ace Lionel Messi to think before considering a move.
Following the termination of his deal at Manchester United, Ronaldo took the next available flight to Al Nassr earlier this season.
The former Real Madrid and Juventus star has scored 12 goals in as many matches and is trying to help his side win the league title.
Speaking with AS, Rivaldo, who is a Barca legend, claimed that players are getting fooled into moving to the Middle East with big-money offers.
“I understand that sometimes the players are fooled by the big contract they sign in Saudi Arabia, but then life there is more closed and football is not always as easy as expected.
“So, you may be going through a phase of some disappointment and even reflection. If the money he is receiving makes up for the not so happy life he is living at the moment,” he said.
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