Odion Ighalo, Al-Hilal star, and former Manchester United striker has labelled Cristiano Ronaldo as the greatest of all time.
Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Al-Hilal’s rivals Al-Nassr on a two-and-a-half-year contract that makes him the highest-paid footballer in the world. The Portuguese superstar signed for the Saudi Arabian outfit after he became a free agent following the termination of his Manchester United contract.
The Portuguese superstar parted ways with Manchester United by mutual consent following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan. Cristiano Ronaldo criticized Erik ten Hag and Manchester United in that interview.
After a brief period as a free agent, Cristiano Ronaldo put pen to paper on a contract with the Saudi Arabian side Al-Nassr.
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Cristiano Ronaldo is a legend, the best, the GOAT, says Odion Ighalo
Speaking about Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Al-Nassr, Al-Hilal star Odion Ighalo described the Portuguese icon as the greatest of all time.
“Ronaldo is a legend. He is the best, for me, is the GOAT,” Odion Ighalo told Oma Sports TV.
Odion Ighalo added: “I have too much respect for him, admiration for him. He is going to play for his own team and he will score goals and me, I am going to play for my own team and I will score goals. So we will see how it goes. I wish him all the best in Al-Nassr, then I will do my job for Al-Hilal and we will see at the end of the season.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has already made his debut for Al-Nassr. He captained the Saudi Arabian side in their 1-0 win over Al-Ettifaq but drew a blank.
The 37-year-old then made his second appearance for Al-Nassr in their 3-1 defeat to Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Super Cup. Cristiano Ronaldo once again failed to find a goal for Al-Nassr.
Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to soon get his first goal for Al-Nassr and hit the ground running at his new club.
Al-Nassr, the club Cristiano Ronaldo plays for, and Al-Hilal, the club Odion Ighalo plays for, are in the race for the Saudi Pro League title. Al-Nassr are the current league leaders with 33 points from 14 matches. Al-Hilal sits second in the points table with 32 points from 15 matches.
Meanwhile, Al-Nassr will take on Al Fateh in their next game while Al-Hilal will square off with Wydad AC.