They’ve beaten China Money. Saudi Arabia is shaking up the soccer world with its oil money.
“The European Football Association (UEFA) is in talks with the Saudi Arabian Football Federation to consider allowing Saudi clubs to compete in European competitions,” Italy’s Calcio Finance reported on Sunday (June 17).
Saudi oil money is shaking up European soccer. The kingdom, which has brought in several legendary players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and N’Golo Kante, is now making more aggressive moves.
The Saudis, who have also signed stars in their prime such as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Ruben Neves, shocked the world by signing Neymar, who had lost his place at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
Although some star players, such as Son Heung-min and Lionel Messi, have declined to move to Saudi Arabia, the signing of several star players has created an ultra-luxury group of clubs.
The Saudis are also keen on hiring managers. After rejecting a huge offer for Jose Mourinho, they have been steadily pursuing star managers such as Steven Gerrard.
The Saudis’ next goal is to compete in Europe. As a member of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Saudi clubs are looking to compete in Europe, the home of soccer.카지노사이트
“The Saudi Arabian Football Association has been in constant discussions with UEFA about the European competition,” explains Calcio Finance, “and they are asking for Saudi clubs to compete in 2025, when the platform of the European competition will change.”
The goal of the Saudi Football Association is to have Saudi clubs compete in the UEFA Champions League (UCL), the top European competition. “The Saudi Football Association is in constant talks with UEFA to achieve this goal,” Calcio Finance noted.