Cristiano Ronaldo Jr joins academy in Saudi Arabia after stops at Real Madrid, Juventus & Man Utd
Cristiano Junior, the son of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, is set to join the Mahd Academy in Saudi Arabia.
After leaving Manchester United by mutual consent in November, the elder Ronaldo recently signed for Saudi side Al-Nassr in a deal reportedly worth $75m (£61.1m) per year.
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His 12-year-old son has left United too and will now play at the academy level in the Middle Eastern country.
Ronaldo Jr spent two years in Juventus’ academy system while his father was playing in Italy, and most recently wore the No. 7 shirt as a prospect with Man United.
He also featured in the Real Madrid youth team.
Evidently, hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps, the youngster was even seen pulling off the iconic ‘siuuu’ celebration when scoring in an Under-12s tournament for the Red Devils.
While it remains unclear as to when exactly Ronaldo Jr will start playing for his new side, his father could be in action when the Saudi All-Star team take on Paris Saint-Germain in a friendly on January 19.