Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to the Saudi Premier League after the World Cup in Qatar created a real boom in the soccer market. After paving the way for the famous Portuguese, more and more famous players decide to give up the game in the leading leagues of the old continent in order to make huge profits in the Middle East. Only in this window this trend was taken, among others, by the recent Ballon d’Or winner, the Frenchman Karim Benzema or the most expensive football player in history, the Brazilian Neymar. But the Saudis have not yet said the last word.
Another hunt for the pole
Football agent Marko Kerdemir recently revealed in an interview with Radio Marca that Saudi clubs are dreaming of making more high-profile deals this summer. The stars of Real Madrid and Barcelona are in their sights.
“Al-Hilal and Al-Ittihad want Toni Kroos later this season. They will also try to bring in Robert Lewandowski, the Saudis love him very much. Before the window closes, the transfer bomb will explode, predicts Kerdemir.
– I don’t think about it. Why would I do that if there is no such thing? Especially since my contract is still valid for quite some time. I see what is happening in the market, but it does not concern me, now I have other priorities – comment on the rumors, the 35-year-old, whose contract with the Catalan club runs until mid-2026.
We will soon see if the Polish sniper will stick to this sentence after an unsuccessful start to the season in his performance. Lewandowski did not score any goals in the two league matches against Getafe and Cadiz, and there has already been media criticism about him.
The transfer window in the major European leagues ends on September 1. However, Saudi clubs have more time to complete deals.
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