The Saudi Arabian Football League aims to grow based on millions of dollars of investment. This summer 2023 professional league Saudi Arabia the only one more money was put into circulation in the transfer market after the English premiere. Highly regarded footballers such as Neymar, Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez, Sadio Mane, Edouard Mendy and Marcelo Brozovic joined last December’s commented touchdown of five Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who has already added a first title to his personal record at his new club.
The current edition of this Asian league promises to be very attractive by bringing together all these top tier players as part of the State of Saudi Arabia’s plan which included the nationalization of four of the country’s great clubs through sovereign wealth fund PIF.
The power of Saudi Arabia is also making other leagues in the world tremble, which have already closed their transfer market, as is the case with major leagues such as England, Spain, Germany and Italy. Teams are still likely to loosen up as the market in the Asian country is not closed.
Closing day of the transfer market in Saudi Arabia
The Saudi Arabian Championship transfer market will end on September 7th.so they still have room to fill up, mostly from the European teams where they’ve been hooked the most.
In the Saudi league they play this season 18 teams, two more than in the previous edition. The format is contested all against all and will end on May 29, 2024.
first time what was played in this league in 1976. Prior to this, football was organized throughout the country on a regional basis. The team with the most titles is He Al Hilal, which has won the national championship eighteen times and also has eight international victories. Al-Hilal, whose team includes the Brazilians Neymar (for whom they paid 90 million euros) and Malcolm, as well as Serbian Sergei Milinkovic-Savic, is the current leader of the tournament. Their local players, moreover, They are the backbone of the team. that he beat Argentina at the last World Cup.
Last Champion Al Ittihadwho wanted Sergio Ramos and couldn’t add him to a team that has Kante, Benzema, Fabinho and Jota. Portuguese technical director Nuno Espirito Santo also has a strong track record in European football and is aiming for the top.
Meanwhile, An-Nasr Cristiano has been strengthened Sadio Mane, Marcelo Brozovic and Alex Telles so CTO Luis Castro, also Portuguese, has more options when it comes to shaping a team that wants to fight with Al-Hilal, Al-Ittihad and Al Ahliwho signed Roberto Firmino, Riyad Mahrez, Edouard Mendy and Allan Saint-Maximin.
One step below these four candidates is Al Ettifakhired a top coach, Englishman Steven Gerrard, who was sacked from Aston Villa and now has a team with figures such as Jordan Hendersonthe emblem of Liverpool and the England player, and Moussa DembeleFrench striker who went through Atlético Madrid.