The Business Times reports that Al Nassr Club and the Chinese entertainment and media culture group GHY have agreed to work together to host a winter-friendly competition. It is anticipated that the “China Tournament” will take place in this nation in January 2024.
The event’s organizers naturally asked Al Nassr to guarantee that superstar Cristiano Ronaldo would perform. There will be two friendly matches between Al Nassr and other teams chosen by GHY during the tournament, which will take place in at least two cities, including Shenzhen, Xiamen, Haikou, and Hong Kong.
The Business Times source further states that GHY entertainment group will give Al Nassr a cooperation fee of USD 10 million in exchange for the sole right to plan and profit from the tournament. It is anticipated that a significant portion of that will go to Ronaldo, who will serve as the event’s focal point.
The Chinese media claims that Messi’s Inter Miami was the original team that decided to travel to their nation for a friendly in the winter. Even an invitation to take part in a friendly tournament in November has been accepted by the MLS team. But the plan was shelved, and now the Chinese are inviting Ronaldo’s Al Nassr instead.
Given CR7’s immense appeal, interest in the event hosted by GHY is anticipated.