Players can enjoy an ultra-luxury lifestyle in Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi league has been in the spotlight lately. After Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United to join Al Nasr last winter, and more recently 메이저놀이터 Karim Benzema left Real Madrid for Al Ittihad, there has been a steady stream of news of other Saudi clubs chasing superstars. N’Golo Kante’s move to Al Ittihad seems to be a done deal, with Al Hilal reportedly making a last-ditch bid for Lionel Messi.
Other once-in-a-generation players such as Luka Modric, Sergio Busquets, and Sergio Ramos are currently on the radar of Saudi clubs.
The Saudi league’s access to these superstars is due to the presence of vast amounts of capital known as “oil money”. Fueled by oil money, Saudi Arabia has emerged as a soccer powerhouse in recent years. In addition to Manchester City, the capital of the Middle East, Newcastle United has also enjoyed a successful season, thanks to a huge amount of support. Now, the Saudis aren’t stopping at foreign clubs, they’re looking to use their money to boost their own league, luring away the superstars of the game.
Money is the ostensible reason why players choose Saudi Arabia. Saudi league teams have the financial resources to promise players huge salaries that European teams can’t easily offer. The amounts are different. Saudi clubs can afford to offer players salaries in the tens of billions, not billions. Players who are in their twilight years and need to think about their post-playing days are bound to be swayed by the huge Saudi offers.
The lavish lifestyle available in Saudi Arabia is also attracting attention. The UK’s Daily Mail highlighted the ultra-luxury lifestyle that soccer players can enjoy if they move to Saudi Arabia, with Ronaldo as the centerpiece. “A lavish home, a £630,000 ($1.026 billion) watch, a mouth-watering salary and immunity from the law. It’s a lavish lifestyle in Saudi Arabia that tempts players,” the article said.