ALL POSTS TAGGED "Saudi Pro League"

Eddie Howe

/ 5 days ago

Newcastle manager Howe denies advantage from failed loan law

Newcastle manager Eddie Howe has claimed that his club does not have an advantage when it comes to making specific loan deals in January. Premier League teams recently failed to pass a temporary ban on related-party loans in the upcoming transfer window. The 20 top-flight teams held a meeting on Tuesday to determine whether or […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 7 days ago

Premier League clubs clear Newcastle's Saudi loan moves

In a major win for Newcastle United, Premier League teams decided against a restriction on players arriving on loan from affiliated organizations. For January alone, the English top division requested that the teams approve an amendment prohibiting loans into the competition. At the same time, they are working on new regulations to address loan situations […]


/ 13 days ago

Newcastle risk losing main January target to another EPL club

Portuguese midfielder Ruben Neves may make a return to the Premier League with Newcastle looking to welcome him. After a successful stint at Wolverhampton Wanderers, the Portuguese midfielder is now a hot commodity among Premier League teams. His Premier League experience with Wolves makes him an ideal candidate. This summer, Neves signed with Saudi Pro […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 13 days ago

Ratcliffe open to sacrificing star midfielder to fund January moves

The year-long limbo over Manchester United's ownership will soon be ended as Sir Jim Ratcliffe's acquisition of a minority interest nears completion. In a head-to-head struggle last month, the INEOS CEO came out on top against a Qatari consortium chaired by banker Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad al Thani. He is currently within striking distance of […]

Saudi Arabia

/ 13 days ago

Saudi Pro League executive claims spending spree is over

A top Saudi soccer official has claimed that Saudi Pro League clubs may ease up on spending in the future. Teams in the Middle Eastern division combined to spend around $958 million in the summer transfer window. Al-Hilal's purchase of Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain for around $98 million topped the charts. Instead of mass spending, […]

Marcelo Gallardo

/ 14 days ago

Marcelo Gallardo joins Benzema and Kante in Saudi Pro League

Marcelo Gallardo has reportedly agreed to become the next manager of Saudi Pro League side Al-Ittihad. The Middle Eastern club previously sacked Nuno Espirito Santo earlier in the month after a poor run of form. Al-Ittihad sat sixth in the standings when they fired the former Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur manager. Gallardo is set to […]

AC Milan

/ 18 days ago

Maldini in talks for Saudi job following departure from AC Milan

Professional soccer in Saudi Arabia has received a lot of attention recently. The league has been around since 1976, but this season, it has attracted more foreign superstars than ever before. Cristiano Ronaldo signing with Al-Nassr in January was the first major move. It saw Saudi Arabia take its first step toward realizing its vision. […]


/ 19 days ago

Al-Hilal mulling on major contract revision for Neymar after injury

Al-Hilal is pondering a major adjustment to Neymar Jr's contract following his major injury with Brazil. The Brazilian superstar signed a two-year agreement with the Saudi team for around $160 million each season. He moved there from Paris Saint-Germain in August for $95 million. Neymar was playing for Brazil last month when he and his […]

Leagues: EPL

/ 24 days ago

Newcastle exploring Saudi market for Tonali replacement

Newcastle executive Dan Ashworth has confirmed that the Magpies might explore the Saudi market in January to find a replacement for the suspended Sandro Tonali. The Italian midfielder is now serving a 10-month ban after FIFA extended the worldwide suspension. The 23-year-old was sanctioned by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), last week for violating betting […]

Al Nassr

/ 32 days ago

Al-Nassr plan to gift City's treble-winner to Cristiano Ronaldo

There is growing speculation that Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne, could potentially leave. Apparently, the European champions are seriously contemplating parting ways with him before his contract expires. De Bruyne last extended his contract in 2021. He did so using statistical analysis to determine the best place for his future in soccer. Since his […]


/ 34 days ago

Sadio Mane becomes latest current soccer star to buy club

Senegal star Sadio Mane has officially purchased lower-level French side Bourges Foot 18. The former Liverpool and Bayern Munich forward recently joined Saudi Pro League club Al Nassr earlier this summer. Mane's move to the Middle East came with a massive pay raise. According to a recent report, Mane rakes in around $48 million annually […]