The Real Madrid star spoke about the presence of Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo at Al Nasr Saudi Arabia and the presence of Karim Benzema at Al Ittihad Jeddah.
Cristiano Ronaldo has joined An-Nasr’s ranks on a free transfer after the termination of his contract with Manchester United with an annual salary of 200 million euros.
Karim Benzema joined Al Ittihad Jeddah from Real Madrid for a three-year deal with an annual salary of 200 million euros.
Real Madrid legend: Cristiano Ronaldo and Benzema in Saudi Arabia for money!
Toni Kroos said in a press statement: “I understand that Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema went to Saudi Arabia after having achieved everything possible, and now at this age the priority is on money and the future.
And he continued: “As for the fact that you are 27 and 28 years old and your priorities are money and not football at a high level, this is not clear to me. You cannot be an example in the world of football.”
And about the possibility of going to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the German star said: “There was no tangible offer, but the possibility would certainly exist if it was investigated.
He continued, “But we didn’t consider it, so there was no concrete proposal. There was at least one attempt.
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Of Bellingham, he said: “I noticed his talent in pre-season when he did really well. He did surprisingly well in such a short amount of time.
He emphasized: “I have very good feelings for him because I think he is incredibly mature for his age – not only mentally, because he is already so excellent, but also in the way he plays football.
And he continued: “And he is always clear in his actions, works and tries to use his strengths. At this age, there are still many people who make a lot of technical and tactical mistakes.
And he added: “The fact that a 20-year-old guy enriches us from the very beginning is a good sign. I can only give him advice.”
He concluded by saying: “I can say that we are very happy to have him here. And if it’s the same in Dortmund: even better. If not, at least they are getting good money now.”