Saudi Arabia are looking for third division players, huge salary, house and car included
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Saudi Arabia's splash in world football is not merely limited to its top division, as the country are also advertising for players in the lower leagues.
The Saudi Pro League continues to disrupt the transfer market as it bids to become one of the top divisions in the world, with the latest being that the likes of Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson and Riyad Mahrez are set to become the next high-profile players to move to the Middle Eastern country.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, N'Golo Kante, Ruben Neves, Kalidou Koulibaly, Roberto Firmino, Marcelo Brozovic and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic have all made the switch for mindblowing money.
Steven Gerrard has signed on as Al Ettifaq manager and there's talk that Al Ahli have presented a £35 million offer to Fulham boss Marco Silva.
The majority of the big moves are being made by the four clubs primarily controlled by the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund.
However, players are also being recruited in the lower levels. Former Sunderland and Wigan midfielder Max Power and ex Wigan and Everton goalkeeper Joel Robles linked up with Robbie Fowler at Al Qadsiah, who play in the second tier.
But teams in the third division are in "urgent need" for players and have been advertising for a range of positions on Futbol Jobs, a portal with 171,866 users.
Arábia Saudita procura jogadores e treinadores para a terceira divisão do país— Cabine Desportiva (@CabineSport) July 18, 2023
Oferecem salários aos jogadores entre 3.000 a 4.000 dólares, mais casa e carro.
Para os treinadores e formadores, até 5 milhões de dólares anuais.
According to one job advert, players will be paid $3000 -$4000 per week. Incredibly, it is also mentioned that a house and car will be paid for as an extremely lucrative added perk.
They are looking for "active players" ready for a challenge and encourage applications to upload videos of them in action.
In Germany, players in the third tier typically make on average around £49,000 per year but if the aforementioned figures are indeed correct, stars could be raking in more than £100,000 each annum without any tax.
There's been a huge reaction online, with so many people stunned by the proposals and very much ready to send their CVS over.
One said: "Saudi division 3 are paying for anyone to come to their league and play and will pay a wage + a house and car... That's mad."
A second added: "Let me go and apply."
A third user wrote: "Sign me up."
A fourth joked: "My time to shine."