The Saudi money took European soccer and the world of soccer by storm last summer, signing some famous players around the age of 30, while others in their early to mid-20s also decided to go to the Middle East, signaling a new era.
However, former Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson returned to Europe after six months, unable to adjust to Saudi Arabia. Other names of players looking to leave have surfaced, and playing in a place with a completely different climate and culture is likely to be difficult to solve with money alone.
Nevertheless, the Saudi Professional League has no intention of letting up this summer. Al Hilal, which boasts the likes of Neymar, Ruben Neves, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, has prepared a total of 150 million euros to acquire Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah, according to a report in Spain.
As for the specifics of the offer, it appears that 100 million euros will be offered up front and an additional bonus of between 25 and 50 million euros will be included. There is no mention of the conditions under which the bonus will be paid, but it is likely that requirements such as the number of goals scored will be added.
He remains an ace at Anfield, and Liverpool are said to want to renew his contract, but with manager Jurgen Klopp leaving the team at the end of the season, the departure of Salah and other key players has been hectic.
The information is mixed, with the player reportedly wanting to stay at the high level of soccer in Europe, but not willing to turn down a move to secure the budget to build a new team when a new coach takes over.
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