The list is complete with players who have been linked to the Saudi Arabian Premier League.
On June 6 (local time), soccer transfer site 메이저사이트TransferMarkt compiled a top 11 of players who have been linked to the Saudi Arabian Professional League, including Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr), who is already playing, and Karim Benzema (Al Ittihad), who was officially announced today.
Based on the 3-5-2 formation, the front two are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Chelsea) and Benzema. The second line is made up of Ronaldo, Iago Aspas (Celta Vigo), and Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain). Sergio Busquets (FC Barcelona) and N’Golo Kante (Chelsea) rounded out the defensive midfield.
In defense, Jordi Alba (FC Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Paris Saint-Germain), and Ector Bellerin (Sporting CP), and in goal, Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur).
Most of these players are either out of contract at the end of the month or have one year left on their current clubs. Busquets, Alba, and others have been linked with a move to the Saudi Pro League.
Currently, the league is trying to lure star players with big money offers as their contracts expire. Al-Ittihad reportedly offered Benzema a salary of 200 million euros (approximately KRW 2,805 million).