Million-Dollar Choice: Ronaldo‘s Teammate Values Family over Wealth in Saudi Move
In a remarkable feat, Cristiano Ronaldo has once again made history by securing a Guinness World Records title for earning the highest annual income by an athlete in 2023. Undoubtedly, Ronaldo’s move to Saudi Arabia played a significant role in this achievement as he surpassed Messi, the highest-paid athlete of 2022. Meanwhile, the Saudi Pro League continues its quest to attract the best soccer talents, and it seems that Ronaldo’s teammate will soon join the ranks.
Ruben Neves, following in the footsteps of Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante, surprised many fans with his decision to join Saudi club Al Hilal. Neves prioritized his family when explaining the motive behind his departure from Wolves.
With Ronaldo’s transfer to Saudi Arabia, he has become the highest-paid athlete, benefiting both himself and the country. Saudi Arabia, having secured the services of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, is now determined to attract numerous top stars. While the soccer world is still processing the transfers of Benzema and Kante, another compatriot of Ronaldo, Ruben Neves, announced his move to the Saudi Pro League.
Neves also emphasized the importance of family in his decision-making process, stating his desire to provide the life he had always envisioned for them. “To give my family the life I always dreamed of for them, this was, for me, the main reason that made me have no doubts about accepting this proposal,” Neves explained. He further added, “I have three children and a wife. Taking care of them is my biggest achievement.” With lucrative salary offers, Saudi Arabia continues to attract renowned soccer stars. While Neves’ departure from Wolves surprised many fans, the reasoning behind his decision is widely understood.
One fan even commented, “Money buys happiness, facts.” Despite acknowledging Neves’ family-oriented intentions, supporters also recognize his pursuit of significant financial gains through his latest transfer move. Additionally, the Saudi club has set its sights on Jordan Henderson, the captain of Liverpool, who reportedly earns an astonishing £700,000 per week.
Undoubtedly, Ronaldo’s influence has played a crucial role in the decisions made by these esteemed players. The transitions of his former teammate, Karim Benzema, and Chelsea’s Ngolo Kante to the Middle East left the soccer community surprised.
With the arrival of these prominent names, Saudi Arabia eagerly anticipates establishing itself as a globally renowned soccer league.