Cristiano Ronaldo makes sly dig at Lionel Messi before sensational claim about the future of the Saudi Pro League

 Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the Saudi Pro League football match between Al-Nassr and Al-Fateh at the Prince Abdullah Bin Jalawi Stadium in al-Hasa, on August 25, 2023. (Photo by Ali Al-HAJI / AFP) (Photo by ALI AL-HAJI/AFP via Getty Images)
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Cristiano Ronaldo has boldly asserted that the Saudi Pro League surpasses the French Ligue 1, in what has been taken as a sly dig at Lionel Messi.

The former Manchester United attacker made the statement within 24 hours of Jordan Henderson's departure from the Middle East.

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Jacque Talbot

Jacque Talbot is a freelance football journalist who predominantly specialises in transfer stories and exclusives. He began his career in 2016 covering the world-renowned Sandbach United, of North West Counties fame, before earning a spot on the sports desks of national papers, where he bounced between several outlets such as Sportbible, the Express, Mirror, and Daily Star. An NCTJ graduate of the News Associates who swapped investigative journalism in the Costa del Sol for football reporting in Northern England, he first wrote for FourFourTwo in December 2023.