Saudi Arabia may still act. After signing Karim Benzema, Neymar, Firmino, Kante, Fabinho, Mahrez and several other stars of European football this summer, the Saudi Pro League will be on the offensive for the Atlético Madrid star.
Actually, according to the information het lasteste nieuwsYannick Carrasco is set to sign for Saudi club Al-Shabab. Nevertheless, the left winger seemed happy in Madrid and an integral part of Diego Simeone’s device.
Al-Shabab have reportedly offered €9m, but the Kolconeros are reportedly demanding more given Carrasco’s contract expires at the end of the season.
It is not the first time that the Belgium international has left Europe, having previously joined Chinese club Dalian Yifang in January 2018 for €30 million. At that time, Carrasco received an annual net salary of 8 million euros. A destination that sounds quite surprising, especially with Euro 2024 a year away…
Note that Antoine Griezmann, who also plays at Atlético de Madrid, recently indicated that he would not be against the idea of joining Saudi Arabia, even if it is not a priority for him.
“Depending on the level of each sports project and beyond, if all goes well, a player’s career lasts 12 or 13 years, because at 35 football ends. You have to ask yourself if that’s what you want to do.” We have to accept these offers,” Griezmann said before continuing.
“At the moment I am enjoying where I am but the offers from Saudi Arabia are very important and can decide the life of your family.”
Grijou’s comment sparked a wave of criticism on social networks.