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11 players who could move to Saudi Pro League next, as N'Golo Kante set to sign big-money contract

Marcus Chan

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11 players who could move to Saudi Pro League next, as N'Golo Kante set to sign big-money contract

The riches of Saudi Arabia are showing no signs of stopping as they continue to lure some of the biggest names to the Saudi Professional League.

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

Since then, the Saudi Professional League have been trying to lure other big-name players to make a big-money switch to the Middle East.

This week, it was confirmed that Karim Benzema will join Al Ittihad after leaving Real Madrid, with Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante said to be following suit.



Here are 11 players that could also make the move to Saudi Arabia in the near future.

Pierre Emerick Aubameyang

After a dreadful spell at Chelsea, the Gabon striker is set to leave Stamford Bridge and has reportedly been approached by Al Ahli and Al Shabab already.


Wilfried Zaha

The Crystal Palace winger has been linked with a move to Ronaldo’s Al Nassr but is said to be weighing up offers from around Europe too.

Ilkay Gundogan

Gundogan’s contract at Manchester City is set to expire at the end of the month.


It has been reported that an offer is on the table for the German to move to Saudi Arabia.

Sergio Ramos

Ramos is set to leave PSG and could make a big-money switch to Saudi Arabia. According to AFP, he has already been approached by some clubs.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Adama Traore

According to ESPN, the Wolves winger is being targeted by some clubs in Saudi Arabia as his contract is due to expire this month.

Roberto Firmino

Liverpool’s Bobby Dazzler has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia and has reportedly been offered a lucrative contract.


Luka Modric

According to AFP, the Real Madrid midfield maestro has been approached by representatives of clubs in the Saudi Professional League.

Sergio Busquets

Busquets is leaving Barcelona and reports in France have stated that Al Hilal have made an offer to sign the Spanish midfield legend.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Jordi Alba

Apart from Busquets, Al Hilal are reportedly targeting Alba as one of their marquee signings in the summer transfer window. Alba is also set to leave Barcelona this month.

Marco Verratti

The PSG midfielder is the third big-name target for Al Hilal as they look to splash the cash to challenge the likes of Al Ittihad and Al Nassr for the title next season.

Iago Aspas

Aspas flopped at Liverpool but regained his best football after returning to Celta Vigo. According to CBS Sports, the 35-year-old is being eyed up by Al Fateh

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Pro League

Marcus Chan
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