Cameroonian striker Vincent Aboubakar has taken a dig at new Al Nassr signing Cristiano Ronaldo, claiming that he always knew Lionel Messi was the better player.
According to the Daily Mail, Aboubakar is set to leave Al Nassr in the aftermath of the 37-year-old’s arrival. As per the Saudi Pro League rulebook, a team can only have eight foreign players on their roster.
With Ronaldo joining the ranks, Al Nassr have to let go of one of their foreign players, and centre-forward Aboubakar seems to be the most obvious choice.
The Mail has added that Aboubakar has mutually agreed to terminate his contract with the club and is set to receive a hefty payout.
Before leaving the Saudi Pro League club, Aboubakar has supposedly hit the Portuguese where it hurt the most, calling Messi better than him.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Aboubakar has said that he now knows from experience that Messi is a better player than Ronaldo.
“I always thought that Messi was better than Ronaldo, but after I had practice with him, I knew I was right,” opined the 30-year-old forward.
Aboubakar has played 34 games for Al Nassr since arriving them from Besiktas in July 2021, scoring 12 times.