ALL POSTS TAGGED "Saudi Arabia"

Saudi club prepares record fee for one season of Kylian Mbappe

Saudi Pro League side Al-Hilal is ready to break the bank for Kylian Mbappe. PSG has come to the internal conclusion that its days with the French superstar are numbered. With one year left on his contract, PSG likely wants to sell Mbappe instead of seeing him leave on a free transfer next summer. Also, […]

Bayern Munich

/ 3 days ago

Cristiano Ronaldo could welcome Bayern flop at Al-Nassr

Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane is currently negotiating a move to Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr. Should he finalize the move, he would be teaming up with Cristiano Ronaldo. Al Nassr's sports director Goran Vucevic allegedly met with a representative from the player’s agency at the Pine Cliffs Hotel in Portugal to negotiate the transfer, as […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 4 days ago

Another treble winner leaves City, his successor lies at Barcelona

Manchester City and Saudi Arabia club Al-Ahli agreed on a transfer fee of roughly $39 million for Riyad Mahrez. The Algerian winger has been considering a transfer to the Saudi Pro League for some time now due to a very substantial contract offer. This summer, Al-Ahli has made many Premier League transfers. For example, Edouard […]

EPL star vows never to play for club after rejected Saudi bids

It has been reported that Aleksandar Mitrović has sworn to never play for Fulham again and has blamed the club for preventing a transfer due to high transfer fees. Two proposals from Al-Hilal for the Serbian international player were turned down by Fulham, the most recent one being for $32 million. Sky Sports reports that Premier […]

Cristiano Ronaldo

/ 6 days ago

Ronaldo claims Saudi league 'better than MLS' right now

Cristiano Ronaldo has made some bold claims about the rise of the Saudi Pro League. The Portugal international spoke to the media following Al Nassr's friendly match with Spanish side Celta Vigo on Monday. "The Saudi league is better than MLS," proclaimed Ronaldo when asked directly about playing in the United States. Ronaldo's comments could […]

How Saudi Arabia aims to be in top 10 of soccer leagues by 2030

Saudi Arabia's soccer landscape is experiencing a remarkable transformation asthe nation embarks on a mission to establish itself as a global sporting hub. Therecent influx of high-profile soccer signings has drawn comparisons to China'smessy entrance into the market. However, Saudi Arabia is taking a more strategic approach, aiming to diversify its economy, project a modern […]

Friendlies

/ 9 days ago

Mexico to play Australia and Saudi Arabia this fall

The Mexico national team is currently finalizing upcoming friendly fixtures against a host of quality opponents. El Tri is set to face Panama in the CONCACAF Gold Cup Final on Sunday, July 16th. After the match, the team will, like most other national sides, take time away from the pitch. However, Mexico is setting up […]

Jordan Henderson

/ 11 days ago

Jordan Henderson offered astronomical salary to leave Liverpool

Jordan Henderson's salary is about to increase by a monumental margin. The English midfielder has received a substantial offer from Steven Gerrard's new club in Saudi Arabia, Al-Ettifaq. It is the sheer scale of this offer that is making the 33-year-old think about ending his 12-year Liverpool career. The Saudi team are making an exerted […]

Juventus

/ 13 days ago

Juventus to save $35 million if they offload Pogba to Saudi Arabia

Juventus could be set to save a significant amount of money should they offload Paul Pogba this summer. The France international re-joined the Serie A club last summer from Manchester United as a free agent. However, various injuries forced the midfielder to the sidelines for the majority of the 2022/23 season. Pogba made just 10 […]

Podcast

/ 28 days ago

The Saudi Arabia Effect and How It's Changing Soccer

As the richest league in the world, The Saudi Arabia Effect is having an impact on the world of soccer. We discuss the impact thus far. This episode of the World Soccer Talk Podcast is presented by Sling. In the last 12 months, Saudi Arabia has been working on trying to change sports as we […]

FIFA World Cup

/ 31 days ago

Saudi Arabia pulls out of 2030 World Cup race

Saudi Arabia has reportedly decided not to make an official bid to host the 2030 World Cup. The Middle Eastern nation previously sought to host alongside Egypt and Greece. However, Saudi soccer officials have supposedly backed out of the plan. Marca is claiming that Saudi Foreign Minister Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud contacted similar officials […]