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Saudi Arabia Stars ‘Hating Every Minute’ of Their Lucrative Transfers

Saudi Arabia has already poached some of the most talented players in football,but several of those who made the lucrative move are beginning to have second thoughts.


During the summer transfer window, the middle eastern nation made headlines as numerous high-profile players signed substantial contracts with clubs in the Saudi Pro League.

Tthere is speculation that they are aiming to include Lionel Messi in this list and they are reportedly preparing a loan offer to reignite the rivalry between the Argentine and Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to The Sun, the country is facing an embarrassing situation because some players want to go home.

Sunsports reports that a number of stars who moved to Saudi Arabia are massively regretting doing so while some are hating every minute.

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The significant issue at hand is whether these players can return before the conclusion of their contracts.

Additionally, despite Saudi Arabia’s population of 37 million, game attendance figures are not particularly impressive.

Jordan Henderson’s Al-Ettifaq, under the management of Steven Gerrard, faced Slaven Bilic’s Al-Fateh last Thursday, with a crowd of 9,827 in attendance.

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Their previous home crowd was 4,867 but last month just 976 fans watched their 3-1 win at Abha Club.

Among the teams in the 18-team league, Fabinho’s Al-Ittihad boasts the largest fanbase with a remarkable 29,000 fans attending their games.

Surprisingly, only 11 of the clubs in the league have an average attendance of less than 5,000.

It seems Saudis’ sportswashing will continue even in the face of low attendance, player departures and widespread opposition to a Middle East-based World Cu


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