the Saudi Professional League Spend generously on the best players in football with the total currently around £725m so far this summer.
country Public Investment Fund He even owns four of the best clubs in the country: Al-Ahly, Al-Hilal, Al-Ittihad and Al-Nasr.
Their transfer window is closed after premier league, Which means uncertainty between some English Premier League clubs and European clubs as the season develops.
Without the ability to reinvest in players until January, offers from the Saudi Professional League will be a test of the Premier League’s resolve. Here’s everything you need to know about the end of the Saudi transfer period.
When does the Saudi Professional League transfer window close?
FIFA set the transfer deadline in Saudi Arabia for Wednesday 20 September.
But the League website It states that teams have until Thursday, September 7 to sign players.
Either way, the four PIF-backed clubs have more time than European clubs to sign players.
The transfer window will close across the majority of leagues in Europe on Friday, September 1, with Premier League clubs able to go about their business until 11pm.
“impact Kingdom of Saudi Arabia “It’s massive at the moment,” said Jurgen Klopp when asked about the situation.
I think the worst part is that the transfer window in Saudi Arabia is open for three more weeks. If I’m right, I’ve heard something like that, at least in Europe, and it’s not helpful.
UEFA or FIFA must find solutions for this. But in the end, at this moment, I don’t know exactly what will happen. It really affects us, but we will have to learn to deal with it. Time will show.”
The most prominent Saudi Professional League transfers in 2023
Calido Quilbally [Chelsea] Crescent moon
Neymar [Paris Saint-Germain] Crescent moon
Roberto Firmino [Liverpool] Al Ahly
Alain Saint-Maximin [Newcastle] Al Ahly
Riyad Mahrez [Manchester City Al-Ahli
Karim Benzema [Real Madrid] the Union
Ngolo Kante [Chelsea] the Union
Fabinho [Liverpool] the Union
Jordan Henderson [Liverpool] the agreement