Ronaldo: I’m a unique player, I want to play

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo has said he is ready to continue his career in the Saudi Arabia Pro League as soon as possible.

The 37-year-old was officially presented to excited Al Nassr fans on Tuesday.

Ronaldo, who will earn a reported salary of over £160m per year, could make his debut on Thursday against Saudi Pro-League side Al Ta’ee or on Saturday against Al Shabab.

He said: “I’m a unique player. I beat all the records in Europe. I want to beat a few records here.

“This contract is unique but I’m a unique player, so for me it’s normal. I really don’t worry about what people say. I am really, really happy to be here.

“I know the league is very competitive, I saw many games. I hope to play after (Wednesday) if the coach thinks there’s a chance. I’m ready to keep playing football.”

Mission accomplished

Ronaldo, who spoke at his first conference during his unveiling as an Al-Nassr player on Tuesday, said his work in Europe is done.

The 37-year-old joined Al-Nassr as a free agent last Friday after his contract with Manchester United was terminated.

“In Europe, my work is done, “Ronaldo said in his first news conference on Tuesday.

“I won everything, I played for the most important clubs in Europe and now it is a new challenge in Asia.”