The “European Stars” ignite the summer market of the Saudi League

A fiery Summer Market is followed by Saudi football fans, after the i club of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Cup League have entered into contracts with some of the stars of the “old continent” teams to strengthen their ranks before the start of next season.

The most important deals of the Saudi Professional League occurred during the current transfer season.


The start with the latest agreements of the Saudi League, where the Al-Ahly Jeddah Club announced the signing of the Brazilian midfielder Paulinho, after the expiration of the contract with the club Chinese Guangzhou Evergrande.

The 32-year-old played for Barcelona and Tottenham in England before moving to the Chinese League. He also played 56 matches for his country (samba dancers), where he participated in the 2014 and 2018 World Cup and also won the Confederations Cup title in 2013.

And what Paulinho has been doing in recent years within the green rectangle makes it one of the most important deals for the club “Castle of Cups “, as many accounts of the media indicated that veteran Colombian striker Radamel Falcao is close to joining the ranks of the Federation, after his club Galatasaray wanted to sell him during the transfer season.

Anderson Talisca

After a fight between the two poles of Saudi football, Al-Hilal and Al-Nasr, to sign Brazilian star Anderson Talisca, the 27-year-old preferred to join the ranks of Al-Nasr, amid the hopes of the “global” fans that Taliska would be the reason for winning the Scudetto and competing on a continental level.

Taliska has a brilliant football career, having participated with Benfica in 34 games in the 2016/2017 season, managing to score 9 goals, and in the following season he played 33 games with Turkish Besiktas and scored 17 goals.

The Brazilian star also played 65 games in the season (2018/2019) with China’s Besiktas and Guangzhou teams, and managed to score 36 goals, and continued his career with Guangzhou the following season, participating in 27 games. and scoring 16 goals.

During last season, the 27-year-old played in 20 meetings with the Chinese team and scored 7 goals, and aspires to continue to shine with Al-Nassr.

Moses Mariga

After the great success with the club Portugal’s Porto in recent years, the distinguished striker Moussa Marega has decided to join the ranks of the Saudi League champion Al Hilal, to face a new challenge.

Marega scored 72 goals in 192 games he played with the Portugal shirt, Porto, in various local and continental competitions.

Marega, accompanied by Frenchman Bafetimbi Gomez, is expected to form a strong attacking duo, which could help Al Hilal retain the scudetto and win the Asian Champions League, which has been far from its coffers since 2019.

Vincent Abubakar

During the last season the injuries of the first striker have increased club Al-Nasr, Abdel Razek Hamdallah, for whom the (global) management thought of concluding strong agreements, in order to strengthen the team’s offensive line, in order to return to the podiums after the “season zero”.

Al-Nasr has chosen Cameroonian striker Vincent Abubakar, star of the club Turkish Besiktas, who has been one of its stars in recent times, along with Taliska.

Abu Bakr, 29, won the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations title with his nation at the expense of the Egyptian team, in match which ended with Cameroon’s victory with two goals against a goal, including the deadly goal in the last seconds of the match, scored by Abu Bakr, which announces the victory of Cameroon, title for the fifth time in its history.

Christian Atsu

For his part, Al-Raed has signed Ghanaian player Christian Atsu, after the expiration of his contract with Newcastle United.

The 29-year-old played for a streak of greats club such as: Chelsea, Everton, Porto, Porto, and its last leg in Europe was Newcastle United.

Atsu also represented Ghana in 60 international matches and Al-Raed fans are hoping the illustrious winger will contribute to the team’s competition locally, after Al-Raed finished 10th in last season’s Saudi rankings.

Funes Morey

After strengthening the team’s offensive line, the leadership of the club Al-Nasr has chosen the Argentine defender Funes Morey, Spanish player of Villarreal, to improve the defensive quality of “Al-Alame”, in one of the most important negotiations of the current market season in the Saudi League.

Morey played for Villarreal from the 2018-2021 season, and most recently won the European League title, for the first time in “yellow cap” history, as the veteran defender had previously played for club English from Everton and Argentine River Plate.

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