PSG 'receive £8.8million for taking on Saudi All-Star XI'

PSG ‘will receive £8.8m for taking on Saudi All-Star XI in a friendly’ – which will feature debutant Cristiano Ronaldo… as Parisian giants look to offset ‘£325m losses from last season’

  • PSG will reportedly receive £8.8million for taking on a Saudi All-Star XI this week
  • The All-Star XI will feature players from Saudi teams Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal
  • Cristiano Ronaldo will make his debut for Al-Nassr in the match against PSG 
  • The Portugal star is set to be handed the captain’s armband for the fixture
  • READ: Ronaldo completes record-breaking move to Saudi Arabia side Al-Nassr

PSG will receive a huge fee of £8.8million for playing a one-off friendly with the Saudi All-Star XI, according to reports.

The Parisian side will take on the All-Star XI – which will feature players from Saudi top-flight sides Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal – in a friendly on Thursday afternoon.

With many focusing on the imminent debut of Cristiano Ronaldo – who completed a move to Al-Nassr last month – little attention has been paid to the substantial fee that the Parisian outfit will be quietly walking away with.

PSG are set to receive £8.8million for taking on a Saudi All-Star XI on Thursday afternoon

Cristiano Ronaldo is set make his debut following his record-breaking move to Al-Nassr 

According to L’Equipe, the Ligue 1 champions will pocket £8.8million [€10m] for playing in the one-off fixture.

The significant fee comes as a warm welcome for Christophe Galtier’s side, who posted a year-long deficit of £325million [€370m] last season.

The match is scheduled for Thursday in Riyadh and will likely see Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo face-off on the football pitch for the final time in their careers.

The Portuguese international completed a record-breaking move to Al-Nassr last month and will captain his new side in their clash with PSG later this week.

Lionel Messi (pictured) will be hoping to get victory in his clash with long-term rival Ronaldo

The Portuguese international is yet to make an appearance since moving to Saudi Arabia 

Ronaldo was presented with the captain’s armband, and is now just days away from making his debut in Saudi Arabia. 

Since he was officially announced as an Al-Nassr player at the end of December, Ronaldo has had to wait to make his debut for his new club.

He was filmed watching their recent 2-0 win against Al-Ta’ee on an exercise bike as he was unable to play due to serving a two-match ban for smashing a fan’s phone after Manchester United’s defeat against Everton last April.

He is able to feature in this friendly fixture, though, and has been getting himself into prime shape ahead of his maiden appearance in Riyadh. 

Ronaldo was handed the captain’s armband ahead of the clash with French giants PSG 

One Saudi Arabian businessman has already bid £2.2m for a ‘golden ticket’ to see the two all-time greats potentially face off in the exhibition match. 

Messi has also been linked with a move to the Saudi Pro-League of late, with both Al-Ittihad and Al-Hilal prepared to offer him a staggering £306m-a-year according to reports in Spain. 

Al-Nassr head coach Garcia has reportedly held talks with Eden Hazard, in a move that could see the Real Madrid flop make up arguably the most exciting attack in the league’s history alongside Ronaldo. 

Share this article

Source: Read Full Article