Former Juventus, Real Madrid, and Manchester United talisman Cristiano Ronaldo claims the quality has dropped in all but one of Europe’s top football leagues.
The Al-Nassr attacker was asked about his decision to move to Saudi Arabia and commented on the multiple high-profile transfer splashes the Saudi Pro League has made so far this summer.
“I’m 100 percent sure I won’t return to any European club,” said the international told multiple media outlets including A Bola.
“I’m 38 years-old. And European football has lost a lot of quality. The only valid one and still doing good is the Premier League. They’re way ahead of all the other leagues.”
“The Spanish League lost its level, the Portuguese one is not top, the German one also lost a lot of quality. Serie A was dead before I went to Juventus, I helped re-energise it: there’s more interest where Cristiano plays.”
“The same thing happened when I moved to Saudi Arabia, I’m sort of a pioneer. Will I play in the USA? No, the Saudi league is much better than the USA.”
“In one year, more and more top players will come to Saudi Arabia. The Saudi league will overtake the Turkish league and Dutch league,” Ronaldo added.