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Saudi Arabia wants to sign these five best-known footballers

Journalist Florian Plettenberg claims clubs in Saudi Pro League are looking forward to transfers of more players after Ronaldo

By Web Desk
June 06, 2023
Saudi Arabia fans celebrate their teams victory over Argentina 2-1 during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football at Lusail Stadium, 22 November 2022. — AFP
Saudi Arabia fans celebrate their team's victory over Argentina 2-1 during the Qatar 2022 World Cup football at Lusail Stadium, 22 November 2022. — AFP 

Saudi Arabia is looking to sign some of the world’s best-known football players including Lionel Messi who has been made a big offer by Al-Hilal, reported Sportskeeda

Journalist Florian Plettenberg made these remarks, further claiming that the clubs in the Saudi Pro League are looking forward to the transfers of five more players.

The players include Argentina's Angel Di Maria, Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino, Barcelona's striker Robert Lewandowski, and Real Madrid's Luka Modric.

Recently, Benzema parted ways with Real Madrid to join Saudi's Al-Ittihad — which is recently crowned the league champions. This might not just end here as other players are reportedly expected to move to the Gulf country.

"News Benzema: Several team mates were aware of the interest from Al-Ittihad for a long time. Ronaldo and Benzema, they are just the beginning: Ramos, Di Maria, Lewandowski, Firmino, Modric are all on the list of Saudi Arabia. A transfer of Benzema was the project of the highest bosses from Saudi Arabia," wrote Plettenberg.

Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Ronaldo was the first one to join a Riyadh-based club in December on a free transfer after the termination of his contract with Manchester United in the middle of the season.

According to Plettenberg, Saudi clubs want to transfer footballers on free transfers. Firmino, Di Maria, Ramos and Luka Modric's contracts will end by this month's end.

Meanwhile, Ramos and Firmino have announced their departure from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Liverpool, respectively. Lewandowski has a contract signed with Barcelona until 2026.

According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Argentine footballer Lionel Messi has been offered from Saudi's Al-Hilal. He is looking at options following his departure from Paris St Germain.