Ronaldo purchase part of Saudi economy grand plans, says FM

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Big-money purchases by Saudi clubs of football stars like Cristiano Ronaldo are part of Saudi Arabia’s grand economic plans, the country/s finance minister has said. Saudi Finance Minister Mohammed Al-Jadaan was asked by CNBC in an interview aired on Monday about the “return on a Cristiano Ronaldo, or a Lionel Messi”, after Ronaldo joined a Saudi team and speculation swirls about Messi joining another. “Quality of life is a critical part of Vision 2030, we wanted to make sure that quality of life is improved. Sports is a significant part of that,” Al-Jadaan told the American business news chan…

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