By Emmanuel Ebimoh
Money, they say, makes the world go round.
One undeniable meaning to that statement is that, with the right price, you can literally get whatever you want as long as it exists.
In fact, if you want to know how attractive a place or person is, just spend money on them.
Put some good money on them and they’ll almost become everyone’s favourite.
That’s exactly what the Saudi Arabians have done.
In recent years, the Saudi Pro League has seen an influx of top-rated stars from different clubs in the world.
Although many of these players were at the twilight of their careers at the time they moved to the Middle East, you can bet they still had much value to offer.
But that’s not even the catch.
You see, the Saudi Professional football league isn’t among some of the most glamorous and watched leagues in the world.
Despite the growing popularity of the game in the country, some people will argue that the quality of football there is below par for international comparison.
However, today, we see some big footballing names going there to play professional football.
So, do you know what the catch is?
The exciting thing about the recent influx of players is the sumptuous, jaw-dropping package behind these big players’ transfers.
As in, some good, good money that would be difficult for even the most loyal club player to reject.
If you’re wondering about the top players on this Saudi Pro League list, I have curated their names and weekly earnings for you.
Don’t be too surprised if you see your fav on the list, na the hustle be dat for money. 😂
– Cristiano Ronaldo to Al-Nassr — To earn £3.4 million per week.
– Karim Benzema to Al-Ittihad —- To earn £3.3 million per week.
– Neymar to Al-Hilal — To earn £2.5 million per week.
– Ngolo Kante to Al-Ittihad — To earn £1.6 million per week.
– Jordan Henderson to Al-Ettifaq — To earn £692,000 per week
– Sadio Mane to Al-Nassr — To earn £650,000 per week
– Kalidou Koulibaly to Al-Hilal — To earn £576,000 per week.
– Edouard Mendy to Al-Ahli — To earn £9.4 million per year
– Roberto Firmino to Al-Hilal — To earn £326,000 per week.
And the list goes on with the likes of Reuben Neves, Ever Banega, Marcelo, Brozovic, Jota, Malcolm, and many other top stars in the Saudi Pro League.
Saudi money really smells good, if you ask me.
So which transfer surprised you more?