The Saudi Arabian Professional League dreams of becoming a ‘Super League’. The guys who brought big league stars together this summer plan to keep it that way next summer. World-class players such as Mohamed Salah (31, Liverpool) and Kevin De Bruyne (32, Manchester City) have already been on the recruitment list.
Reporter Rudy Galetti, an expert in the European football transfer market, said on the 1st (Korean time) through social network service (SNS), “The Saudi sovereign wealth fund is already planning to recruit for the 2024-25 season. He said, “The list includes Salah, De Bruyne, Neymar (31, Paris Saint-Germain), and Luka Modric (37, Real Madrid).”
Led by Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr), Karim Benzema (35), Fabinho (29, Al-Itihad), Sadio Mane (31, Al-Nasr), Jordan Henderson (33, R.E.T. Park), etc. The Professional League, which has collected stars who played in the best teams in Europe, dreams of becoming the best league. The idea is to bring in more stars than now and establish a ‘Super League’.
Until now, the perception was that the professional league was a place where stars at the end of their careers went to make money, but this summer the game has changed to such an extent that even players who are in their prime are choosing to go to Saudi Arabia. Sergey Milinkovic-Savic (28) and Ruben Neves (26, above Al-Hilal) shook off the attention of big clubs and스포츠토토 decided to spend their prime years in Saudi Arabia.
In addition, although the recruitment failed, he showed off his wealth by offering astronomical amounts to Lionel Messi (36, Inter Miami), Kylian Mbafe (24, Paris Saint-Germain), and Harry Kane (29, Tottenham). Al-Hilal, whose recruitment of Mbappe failed, promises Victor Osimen (24, Naples) a million pounds (about 1.6 billion won) a week and is challenging to recruit another star.
Despite signing so many stars, Saudi Arabia’s greed knows no bounds. It is expected to launch a more aggressive offensive next summer. Correspondent Rudy Galetti added: “Saudi Arabia’s goal is to flood the league with football stars.” He set a goal to create the best league in the world by attracting more players than ever before.
Meanwhile, the Professional League can have up to eight foreign players per team. Up to seven players could be registered on the match roster, and with all eight players available from the 2023-24 season, there is a possibility that more stars will head to Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia’s plan to seize world football supremacy is just the beginning.