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For months, Saudi Arabia has decided to dynamite the summer mercato. Saudi clubs, with their vast means, are paying for big stars and they too intend to participate in the final phase of the Mercato, even though the Mercato in Saudi Arabia will not close its doors until 20 September. Illustration of the Al-Ittihad club, where a certain Karim Benzema plays, who has tried to strike hard in recent times.
Todibo and Konate said no
According to information received from RMC Sport, the Saudi club tried to seduce two defenders of the France team. Jean-Clair Todibo, the Nice defender, saw a big offer coming but preferred to turn it down, while his future could attempt to register the Nice side. Al-Ittihad who will also be investigating Liverpool strong-back Ibrahima Konate. But the Blues keeper will have no intention of leaving the Reds…
❗️The Saudi club of Al-Ittihad, where K.Benzema developed, made an offer to JC Todibo, but also investigated I.Konate?ﾟﾇﾷ?
?Todibo turned down a big offer. He should stay in Nice, even though Mr United is keeping an eye on him
?Konate likes it #lfc where he wants to achieve his goals pic.twitter.com/jF9S06QJek
-Fabrice Hawkins (@FabriceHawkins) 30 August 2023
to sum up
Saudi Arabia has been trying to lure French talents, including Jean-Clair Todibo from Nice and Ibrahima Konate from Liverpool, but has so far been unsuccessful. Both players defended the Saudi attack in the last minute.