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Saudi team given unlimited transfer budget, these were the players they signed

Marcus Chan

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Saudi team given unlimited transfer budget, these were the players they signed

The summer transfer window has so far been dominated by the Saudi Professional League.

Back in January, Cristiano Ronaldo became the first big name to make the move to Saudi Arabia after he signed for Al Nassr.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner joined Al Nassr after his Manchester United contract was terminated via mutual consent.

Since then, the Saudi clubs have been splashing the cash in a bid to lure some of football’s biggest names to the country.

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To date, the likes of Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Ruben Neves, Kalidou Kouliably and Edouard Mendy have all moved to the Saudi Professional League.

Therefore, we decided to give Al Nassr an unlimited transfer budget on Football Manager 23 to see which players they will sign.

By the end of the transfer window, the club had spent an eye-watering total of £770 million on 22 new players.

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Image Credit: FM 23
Image Credit: FM 23

The likes of Pepe, Wilfried Zaha, David De Gea, Benjamin Pavard, Rodrigo De Paul and Christian Pulisic were among the new faces joining Ronaldo.

Allan Saint-Maximin was the most expensive signing of the window as they forked out £78 million to lure the winger away from Newcastle United.

Image Credit: FM 23
Image Credit: FM 23
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In terms of their strongest eleven, Ronaldo leads the line and is flanked by Zaha and Saint-Maximin.

A trio of De Paul, Joelinton and Luis Alberto made up the midfield.

In defence, the back four was made up of Pavard, Kurt Zouma, Pepe and Alex Sandro. With De Gea in goal.

Image Credit: FM 23
Image Credit: FM 23
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Over the last few weeks, Crystal Palace star Zaha was linked with a move to Al Nassr but it is believed that the winger wants to prioritise offers from Europe.

On Monday afternoon, transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano tweeted that Inter Milan midfielder Marcelo Brozovic will move to Al Nassr.

He tweeted: “Marcelo Brozović has signed contracts as new Al Nassr player. Deal valid until June 2026. €18m final fee to Inter. Here we go confirmed.”

Featured Image Credit: Getty/FootyRenders

Topics: Al Nassr, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Pro League, Football, Football Manager

Marcus Chan
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