The League that has made the most transfers this transfer window has been the Saudi Pro League and this has been the window where the landscape of football has been changed forever. The Saudi Pro League is not short of money and they are using all their money to sign the biggest players in the world. Last year they signed Cristiano Ronaldo and this year a lot of top level footballers have followed in the footsteps of one of the best of all time.
Let’s look at the Top 5 Signings by Saudi Pro League in 2023.
1) Neymar to Al Hilal- €100 Million
This signing was completed recently and it was just announced that Neymar would be signed to Al Hilal and will sign a 2 year contract and he will earn €300 million. This is the best signing because Neymar is still at the prime of his career and Al Hilal have been trying to sign a key player and they have been third time lucky after failing to sign Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. Neymar will do great things and he would want to win trophies for the club. He played In PSG for 6 seasons and Scored 118 Goals for the club.
2) Karim Benzema to Al Ittihad- €100 Million
Karim Benzema is the current holder of the Ballon D’or and for him to play in the Saudi Pro League and Al Ittihad will be serious title contenders for the championship. Karim Benzema has had a great start to his career and has scored 3 goals for his new club and he will also be the brand ambassador for the country as Cristiano Ronaldo has been in the past year. Having Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Karim Benzema in the same league and in different teams is great for the league. He played in Real Madrid for 14 years and he scored a whopping 350 Goals for the club.
3) Sadio Mane to Al Nassr - €30 million
Sadio Mane is one player that was still capable of playing in the top leagues of the world but it did not work with him and Bayern Munich and after 1 season he was allowed to go to Al Nassr and be with Cristiano Ronaldo. Sadio Mane was one of the front 3 for Liverpool with Mohammad Salah and Roberto Firmino and he has scored and assisted tons of goals. At Bayern Munich he had an altercation and since then he was not able to get into the team. He has been enjoying playing with Cristiano Ronaldo and the future is looking bright for him.
4) Malcolm to Al Hilal - €60 Million
This is the youngest signing in this list and this is the reason that Al Hilal have paid so much money for him . Malcolm is just 26 years old and the feeling is that the players who are over 30 only will play for the league. Malcolm has played in Barcelona and he has a lot of potential and he was playing in Russia and Saudi Arabia is much better to play. His new teammate will be Neymar and he will learn so much from the legendary Brazilian.
5) Ruben Neves to Al Hilal - €55 million
This is yet another signing that surprised Europe and Football as a whole because Ruben Neves was in the Premier League and he was playing for Wolves. Al Hilal wanted to sign this player and they broke the bank for him. Ruben Neves is so talented that he could have played in a Champions league team. He will have players like Neymar and Malcolm with him and Al Hilal will be a dangerous side.
This is just the starting as every transfer window they will have the opportunity to sign the biggest players and as much as everyone wants to say that money is not important but all these players have gone there for money and the number will increase in the years to come.
Also Read: The Kylian Mbappe - Al Hilal Saga