'Europe was the Saudi Arabia of the last 20 years' - Gabriel Veiga defended by Jorge Valdano after 'giving up glory...
- Players flocking to Saudi Pro League
- Valdano says country loves football
- Defends Veiga's decision to move
WHAT HAPPENED? The Saudi Pro League has welcomed a host of top stars this summer, with Karim Benzema, Neymar and Sadio Mane among those to have joined Cristiano Ronaldo in moving to the Middle East from top European clubs. Former Celta Vigo starlet Gabri Veiga has also joined the exodus to Saudi, prompting criticism from Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos that his transfer is financially motivated. Valdano feels the Saudi Pro League is here to stay, as evidenced by Veiga's decision to reject interest from top European clubs to sign for Al-Ahil, but doesn't necessarily think that's a bad thing.