FIFA have banned Al Nassr from registering any new players until they are able to settle the outstanding debt they accrued from signing stars including Cristiano Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr have been banned from registering new players due to “outstanding debts”, FIFA has said.
Former Manchester United and Real Madrid star Ronaldo moved to the Middle East in January, with a host of star names having followed since as the kingdom seeks to build the Saudi Pro League into one of the world’s best.
However, FIFA has now imposed a ban on the club’s transfer activity.
A spokesperson for the global governing body said: “The club Al Nassr is currently prevented from registering new players due to outstanding debts.
“The relevant bans will be lifted immediately upon the settlement of the debts being confirmed by the creditors concerned.”
Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF), which has an estimated net worth of over 600 billion US dollars (almost £460bn) bought a majority stake in Al Nassr as well as three other Saudi clubs in June.
The club have further strengthened their squad with the signing of Croatian midfielder Marcelo Brozovic from Inter Milan.