The big clubs in Europe are afraid that they will lose the stars that they bought with a lot of money and that they pay tens of millions of euros a year. Saudi Arabia wants to become a force in world football, and the clubs in the first league have a colossal budget at their disposal for player acquisitions. Mbappe, Neymar and Lewandowski are all targeted in this frenzied transfer campaign. And it’s hard to believe that anyone can stop this roller coaster.
Clubs in Saudi Arabia have set their sights on well-known players from Europe
Cristiano Ronaldo was the first “very difficult” name! It was believed that tired of the battles in Europe, the Portuguese star found, in the “winter” of his career, a quiet place where he could quietly count the 500 million dollars that he will receive in the two and a half years. The Portuguese star kept saying that the first league in Saudi Arabia will become a very strong championship, but there were immediately voices that said that it was just arrogance.
But the transfer of Karim Benzema to Al Ittihad showed that it is no joke and that the groups have strong support from the state. And the shopping list is open.
One of the main targets, even this summer, is Kylian Mbappe. The French striker was removed from the team by PSG because he refused to sign a new contract, and Al Hilal put almost a billion euros on the table. £600m is for the player’s salary and £259m for the French club.
It remains to be seen what the answer will be from the footballer who has said many times that he only wants to play in Europe, but it is hard to believe that Real Madrid, the club he is negotiating with, can keep up with Al Hilal.
Clubs in South Arabia have a huge budget from the state. Money should only be invested in transfers
Al Hilal also want Neymar and are luring him with an annual salary of £172m a year, plus a £38m bid for PSG. The same club are preparing a £170m bid for Luca Modric, claim The Sun, citing CBS journalist Ben Jacobs.
However, there are also players who are in advanced negotiations. Mahrez is set to receive £2million a month from Al-Ahli, while Bernardo Silva is in talks with Al Hilal. The quoted source claims that the Ministry of Sports in Saudi Arabia will make 17 billion pounds available to clubs in the first league. The colossal budget is for seven years and must only be invested in player acquisitions.