The transfer market in Saudi Arabia is in full swing and clubs in the Saudi Professional League are sparing no effort to attract top-flight players from the Premier League. With their September 7 transfer window approaching, Arab teams have a number of big stars in their sights.
One of the most prominent names on the wish list is Liverpool’s Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah. Despite receiving a tempting offer from Al-Ittihad, Salah has made it clear he has no intention of leaving Liverpool at this time. His commitment to the English club is undeniable and it will take a superhuman effort for the Saudi teams to change that decision.
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Another player who could be in Saudi Arabia’s sights is Thomas Partey, an Arsenal midfielder. The Ghanaian midfielder is a key figure at Arsenal but it will all depend on his club’s offer and his own will as to whether a transfer is considered.
Also circulating among the Saudi teams are Ibrahima Konaté, Liverpool defender; Jadon Sancho, Manchester United striker; and Philippe Coutinho, who recently joined Aston Villa. The money offered by the Arab clubs and the equipment of these players will be decisive factors for a possible transfer.
However, recruiting Jesse Lingard and David de Gea might be an easier task for the Saudi Arabian teams. Both players are currently out of contract, which makes their signing easier. Lingard has been training at West Ham United which could bode a potential return to the London team.
The transfer window in Saudi Arabia is drawing to a close and Arab teams are poised to make a final push to attract Premier League talent. Money and persuasion will be key factors in these moves, and the fate of these players remains uncertain as the Middle East market close approaches.