The sword fell on Vincent Aboubakar when Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Al Nasr for a record fee. After the arrival of the Portuguese star, Al Nasr said goodbye to him. Goal.com confirmed the news with reference to a Riyadh-based media.
Aboubakar came into the discussion after scoring a last-minute goal against Brazil in the World Cup to give Cameroon a memorable victory. Not only by scoring a goal, this forward caught everyone’s attention by taking off his jersey and celebrating. After Ronaldo joined Al Nassr, many were waiting to see the Ronaldo-Abubakr pair in the club’s forward line. But that is no longer the case.
It was already known that Al Nassr is having trouble registering Ronaldo due to quota complications. A club in Saudi Arabia can field a maximum of eight foreign footballers. Al Nassr had eight foreign footballers before Ronaldo signed up. Ronaldo was the team’s ninth foreigner. So Al Nassr had to exclude one person.
Vincent Aboubakar was eventually cut to register Ronaldo. Before that, Vincent Aboubakar joined Al Nassr from Besiktas on June 8, 2021, on a three-year contract worth 6 million euros per year.
But because of Ronaldo, he had to lose the place now. Rumor has it, Aboubakar can now join Manchester United on a free transfer. Nothing is certain yet though. We will have to wait for some more time to finally know the destination of Aboubakar.
Fans will also have to wait a little longer to see Ronaldo on the field. The FA’s two-match ban has yet to expire. He will have to be a spectator in one more match. In that case, he will have to sit out the January 14 match against Al-Shabaab.
And if everything goes well, Ronaldo can be seen against Al-Ittefaq in the Saudi Pro League match on January 22. So we have to wait some more time to see ‘CR Seven’ in the field.