Exact date Cristiano Ronaldo will make Al-Nassr debut revealed with ex-Man Utd star set for baptism of fire | The Sun

CRISTIANO RONALDO'S Al-Nassr debut has been revealed – and he is set for a baptism of fire.

The Portuguese international has left European football for the Saudi Arabia club in a financially lucrative deal.

The move comes after Ronaldo burnt all bridges at Manchester United with his scathing assessment of the club during a bombshell interview with Piers Morgan.

Now he is poised to make his debut for Al-Nassr soon after jetting off to Saudi today.

Ronaldo is expected to make his first appearance on January 14 in a derby against Al-Shabab.

It will likely be a closely-contested clash as the two Riyadh-based sides go head-to-head with much at stake.

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Al-Nassr are top of the table but currently only a point clear of Al-Shabab ahead of the clash.

The 37-year-old will be looking to do what he has done throughout his career and make an impact in the biggest games.

Before that match, Al-Nassr have a game against Al-Ta'ee this week but Ronaldo is not expected to be included.

Reports suggest the former Juventus man will be presented at a news conference tomorrow and train with his new teammates for the first time after.

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Ronaldo will earn a mind-blowing £173m-a-year after signing for Al-Nassr.

While the huge wages still does not make him the world's richest footballer, he does become the world's highest paid sportsperson.

Upon the announcement, Al-Nassr said: "History in the making.

"This is a signing that will not only inspire our club to achieve even greater success but inspire our league, our nation and future generations, boys and girls to be the best version of themselves.

"Welcome @Cristiano to your new home."

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