Jordan Henderson and Fabinho, who have been Liverpool’s mainstays since Jurgen Klopp took over and have helped the club win many titles, are now realistically expected to move to Saudi Arabia, and two of last season’s stalwarts will leave the club at once.
Liverpool is on the hunt for a successor, but the onslaught of the Saudi Professional League is not about to stop. According to the Record, Al Hilal are looking to sign Colombian international Luis Diaz, and are prepared to pay €50m.
In addition to Liverpool, the club has already acquired a number of veteran players from various European clubs this summer, and many star players are on the way. Even at this point, various players are rumored to be moving to Middle Eastern clubs, and it is likely that some will decide to go to Saudi Arabia in the future.
The Colombian winger joined the club from Porto in the winter of 2022, and from his first game he showed a high level of combination with his surroundings, establishing himself as a regular on the left wing. Last season, he spent the middle of the season off the bench due to injury.
His dribble penetration is impressive and he is the mainstay of the team, but the former Porto winger is not for sale. There is no intention to release him, no matter how much we raise the price, and even if we were to consider him, we would need to offer almost double the amount.
We do not believe that this report is entirely true, but it is not surprising that Saudi Arabia, which has been buying up leading players from clubs all over Europe, would be interested, and the possibility that they would reach out to the mainstays of other clubs cannot be denied.
With the biggest backup in the form of oil money, how will the Saudi Professional League develop…?