Saudi professional soccer finally has another star after Cristiano Ronaldo.
Karim Benzema, last year’s Ballon d’Or winner.
Benzema’s contract is for three years, and his annual salary is reportedly around the same level as Ronaldo’s.
Benzema is a world-class striker who won the Ballon d’Or, the most prestigious award, last year and was the top scorer in Spanish La Liga in the 2021-2022 season.
The Saudis’ ‘next targets’ include Son’s teammate and Tottenham Hotspur gatekeeper Hugo Lloris, Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and Paris Saint-Germain’s ‘world class’ defender Sergio Ramos.
Not only that, but there are reports that Lionel Messi, who is out of contract with Paris Saint-Germain and a ‘free agent’, is also on the radar.스포츠토토
Until Messi’s next move is decided, Saudi offers for him are likely to continue unabated.
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