Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Cristiano Ronaldo is yet to make his Al Nassr debut as the Saudi club has reportedly exceeded its quota of foreign players.

However, the Portuguese superstar is making sure he cheers his teammates from wherever he is.

Recently, Al-Nassr shared a video on social media in which Ronaldo could be found celebrating the team’s goal against Al-Ta’ee in Saudi Pro League from the training room.

Al-Nassr won the game 2-0 to consolidate the top spot in table. They now have 29 points in their kitty from 12 matches. Al-Shabab are at the second spot with a gap of four points and having played a game less.

As per 37-year-old Ronaldo, he is keen to play as soon as possible. However, the Portuguese star footballer, whose deal is estimated to be worth 200 million euros, is Al Nassr’s ninth foreign player. It is one more than the eight allowed by Saudi football authorities.

As per a club official, Al Nassr has not registered Ronaldo yet because there is no vacancy for a foreign player.

“A foreign player must leave to register Ronaldo, either by selling or by terminating the contract by mutual consent,” the official said.

Al Nassr’s foreign contingent includes Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina, Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo and forwards Anderson Talisca of Brazil and Vincent Aboubakar of Cameroon.

Notably, Ronaldo will become the first man to be allowed to live-in with his partner. Under Saudi laws, it is illegal for a man and woman to stay in a live-in relationship in the same house without being married.