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Saudi Arabia does not want to stop at Cristiano Ronaldo. The Gulf Country is seeking to attract other stars of world football to strengthen the Saudi league and above all to support the joint bid with Greece and Egypt to host the 2030 World Cup. El Mundo, the Saudi federation has already contacted Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos, offering them contracts at 60 million euros over two years! It is the country that approached the three stars, leaving them the choice of their future club if they are interested. The PSG defender and the two Real Madrid players have spoken by telephone with Saudi Arabia and future discussions are already planned. The Saudi government wants to take advantage of the situation of the three players, who will be out of contract next June. Goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who will revive at Nottingham Forrest, would also be targeted.
Build a strong league
“To have a strong league, we need big names“entrusts an official of the federation to El Mundo. Inevitably, the country wants to ride the Ronaldo wave to attract his former Real Madrid companions. One of the country’s promises is to guarantee stars that they will not pay personal taxes although this remains to be verified. With Benzema, Modric and Ramos, Saudi Arabia sees the opportunity to develop its national football to eventually create “a sports society”. In short, the Gulf country has the ambition to create a major championship by opening up to the world. The first stone was laid with CR7, the construction of the building should take time.
Saudi Arabia still wants to attract big players to strengthen its football league and develop in view of the 2030 World Cup. According to El Mundo, the Saudi federation has already contacted Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and Sergio Ramos.