With Son Heung-min reportedly receiving a transfer offer from Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad, the spotlight is shining on players who could make a splash in the Saudi Arabian professional league.
On July 21 (KST), TalkSPORT introduced a top 11 list of players who could potentially move to a Saudi Arabian professional league club in the summer transfer window. Saudi Arabia’s Al Nasr successfully signed Ronaldo in January, while Al Ittihad added Benzema on July 7.
Neymar (PSG), Lukaku (Chelsea), and Ziyech (Chelsea) are the top 11 forwards in the Saudi Pro League. The midfielders include Neves (Wolverhampton), Kante (Chelsea), and Bernardo Silva (Manchester City). In defense, Perisic (Tottenham), Koulibaly (Chelsea), Ramos (PSG), and Tavernier (Rangers). Mendy (Chelsea) is the goalkeeper.
Despite spending an astronomical amount of money on players for the 2022-23 season, Chelsea finished 12th in the Premier League, their worst finish in the last decade. Five Chelsea players have been linked with playing in the Saudi Arabian Professional League next season. Neymar, Bernardo Silva, Ramos, and Neves, all of whom are expected to change clubs in the summer transfer window, have also been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia.
Son Heung-min has reportedly received a transfer offer from Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad. ESPN reported on the 20th that ‘Al Ittihad are preparing to sign Son Heung-min. Al Ittihad have offered €60 million ($84.2 billion) with an option to buy. Saudi clubs are interested in signing Premier League players in this summer’s transfer window. Heung-min has been offered a four-year contract with an annual salary of 30 million euros ($42.1 billion),” the report said. It also added that ‘Tottenham are not interested in making a transfer offer for Son Heung-min, so Al Ittihad will have a hard time signing him’.
Prior to this, CBS Sports in the U.S. reported on June 6 that ‘Saudi Arabian clubs that could be interested in signing Son Heung-min are Al Ittihad, Al Ahli, Al Nasr, and Al Hilal. All four clubs recently came under the umbrella of the Saudi Arabian Public Investment Fund. These four clubs are expected to sign some of the biggest names in the game.” “It seems unthinkable now, but Tottenham could accept a cash swap for Son Heung-min in next summer’s transfer window. This would be especially likely if they receive a big offer from Saudi Arabia. 토토사이트
“My brother (Ki Sung-yong) said before that the Korea captain doesn’t go to China,” Son Heung-min said on Tuesday about his rumored move to Saudi Arabia’s Al Ittihad, adding, “Money is not important to me. What’s important to me is playing soccer and playing in the Premier League, which I love. I still have a lot of work to do in the Premier League as a Tottenham player.”