At the end of July, the new Saudi Arabian championship starts, which will attract attention around the world. Clubs from Saudi Arabia staged an unprecedented “arms race”, inviting football stars of the first magnitude. Let’s talk about the five main stars of the championship of Saudi Arabia in the new season.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been a trailblazer among European soccer stars in Saudi Arabia and it was his arrival to Al Nasr that spawned the high-profile transfer snowball that hit the Saudi Arabian league this summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo did not guarantee victory in the championship for Al-Nasr, although he scored in almost every match. There were some very successful games – for example, against Al-Wehda and Damak, when Ronaldo scored 4 and 3 goals alone, but as the experience of the first season for the Portuguese in Saudi Arabia showed, even here it is impossible to win alone. Ronaldo had such partners as Talisca and Luis Gustavo, and now Marcelo Brozovic will also appear – with such a carrier of shells it will be easier for the Portuguese to score, but other clubs will also have their “wild cards” and “supermen”, which only adds interest to the Saudi championship Arabia.
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Karim Benzema (Al-Ittihad)
Ronaldo’s main competitor in the competition for the status of the main star of the championship will be Karim Benzema. And he has a number of advantages over Ronaldo – he is a Muslim, he comes to the strongest club in the country at the moment, which, even without Benzema, was able to cope with Al-Nasr Ronaldo, and besides, he is simply still in excellent shape and corny younger Ronaldo.
Karim Benzema was a little surprised by his departure to Saudi Arabia, but one can understand him – he won everything he could in European and world football, and he is quite comfortable retiring in a Muslim country that is ready to make Karim a football sheikh. In addition, from a purely football point of view, the Saudi Arabian championship is now turning into an interesting project, to which the attention of the press and Benzema will be riveted, unlike Ronaldo, he did not go into obscurity and obscurity.
Ngolo Kante (Al-Ittihad)
Benzema is also lucky to come to Al Ittihad with a skilled French teammate who will be the conductor of the team’s game in midfield. Ngolo Kante has been plagued by injuries in recent years, but in Saudi Arabia he is still able to be a top player in his place.
Kante can hardly be called a man who is chasing big money, but it is safe to say that the Frenchman will find the right use for the money that he will be paid in Saudi Arabia. Ngolo is known for his patronage projects in Africa and France, and immediately after moving to Al Ittihad, he bought a Belgian club from the lower divisions, in which he plans to create a platform for players from Africa and Europe.
Kalidou Koulibaly (Al-Hilal)
Al-Hilal prepared a budget at the invitation of Lionel Messi, but the famous Argentine chose MLS and Inter Miami, as well as life in the comfort of the most Spanish-speaking city in the United States.
Part of the money for Messi Al-Hilal invested in Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who was unable to adapt to the requirements of the English Premier League and went to Saudi Arabia along with a number of other Chelsea players. Koulibaly is a defender who can be very dangerous at set pieces and, together with Ruben Neves, who is a master at taking corners and free kicks, will form a killer link for Al-Hilal, who plans to compete for the title in the new season.
Roberto Firmino (Al-Ahli)
Roberto Firmino chose the most unexpected option and joined a team that played in the first division last season. Al-Ahly will pay nothing for the Brazilian, who became a free agent in the summer, but Firmino himself will receive a salary that he never dreamed of in Europe.
Roberto Firmino is still very cool, but it’s hard to say if he can single-handedly carry a newcomer to the top division of Saudi Arabia in the new conditions of fierce competition. However, Al-Ahli does not plan to stop at signing Roberto Firmino, and besides, the Macedonian Aloski, Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy have already been signed, midfielder Bradarich will spend the third season in the team.