Twelve stars now signed to Saudi Arabian groups
Cristiano Ronaldo – Al-Nassr. After his acrimonious departure from Manchester United, five-time Ballon D’Or winner Ronaldo headed to Saudi Arabia.
Karim Benzema – Al-Ittihad. Reigning Ballon D’Or winner Benzema left Actual Madrid after his contract expired, having received 5 Champions League titles throughout his time there.
Jordan Henderson – Al-Ettifaq. The previous Liverpool captain has signed a three-year deal, leaving Anfield after 12 years to hyperlink again up with former team-mate Steven Gerrard, who’s now the Saudi membership’s supervisor.
Riyad Mahrez – Al-Ahli. Mahrez is the most recent high-profile Saudi recruit after Manchester Metropolis agreed a deal price as much as £30m for the Algeria winger, who had two years remaining on his contract.
N’Golo Kante – Al-Ittihad. Kante headed for the Gulf on a free switch as he opted to go away Chelsea on the finish of his deal.
Kalidou Koulibaly – Al Hilal. After a single season at Stamford Bridge, Senegal centre-back Koulibaly left Chelsea for a charge within the area of £20m.
Ruben Neves – Al-Hilal. Portugal worldwide Neves helped Wolves to win promotion from the Championship earlier than having fun with 5 Premier League campaigns at Molineux, establishing himself as one of many best-regarded midfielders within the division.
Edouard Mendy – Al-Ahli. Mendy misplaced his place as first-choice goalkeeper at Chelsea after arriving on the membership in 2020. He made simply 10 Premier League appearances final season.
Marcelo Brozovic – Al-Nassr. Brozovic left Inter Milan after captaining the Serie A aspect of their Champions League last loss to Manchester Metropolis. The 30-year-old Croatia midfielder heads to Saudi Arabia after eight seasons and 5 main trophies in Italy.
Roberto Firmino – Al-Ahli. The very best-scoring Brazilian in Premier League historical past, Firmino was a agency favorite amongst Liverpool supporters after eight years at Anfield.
Jota – Al-Ittihad. After scoring 15 targets to assist Celtic win a home treble, former Portugal youth worldwide Jota made a £25m transfer firstly of July.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – Al-Hilal. Lazio’s participant of the season in 2020-21 and 2021-22, Milinkovic-Savic can be turning out within the Saudi Professional League after a reported £34.3m switch.