Saudi Arabia transfer roundup: Who’s been signed, and who could be next?

Saudi Arabia transfer roundup: Who's been signed, and who could be next?

The Saudi Pro League has upended the transfer market. Bankrolled by the endless riches of the Public Investment Fund (PIF), the kingdom’s sovereign wealth fund that manages some $700 billion in government money, Saudi Arabia has attracted some of world football’s biggest stars. The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in December opened the floodgates, starting a trend that has evolved into arguably the biggest ongoing story of the summer window. Here’s a look at who’s already made the lucrative switch to the Middle East and who could be next in line to bolster their bank account.

Already signed 💰

Any impulses to dismiss Ronaldo’s opulent signing as a one-off were extinguished when Ballon d’Or holder Karim Benzema followed his former Real Madrid teammate to Saudi Arabia in a deal believed to be worth €400 million over two years. The dominoes haven’t stopped falling since.

Karim Benzema (Al-Ittihad) – free transfer from Real Madrid

N’Golo Kante (Al-Ittihad) – free transfer from Chelsea

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