A club Saudi enters fierce competition for Zinedine Zidane’s signature

RIYADH: Saudi press reports stated today, Sunday, that the club Saudi football club Al-Hilal has entered in a fierce competition with several club European and international teams to obtain the signing of the Frenchman of Algerian origin, Zinedine Zidane. And the “Saudi” sports site, which published the news, quoting an anonymous source, said that “the fierce competition from club and international teams will reduce Saudi Crescent’s chances of appointing the French coach, as the leader goes through a period of shaky results with Argentine Ramon Diaz. He added: “These options stem from Al Hilal’s interest in getting Zidane’s signature, according to recent reports from Saudi Arabia.” The site added: “Keep talking about the changes in Saudi football, during the current winter transfer market, and the negotiations of club of the Roshan League with new stars or coaches”. Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Al-Nassr in recent days, opening the door to bigger names in the world of football. (dpa)