Which stars could Saudi clubs sign before transfer deadline? - ESPN
Although the European transfer window closed on Friday, Saudi Pro League clubs have until Thursday to register new signings. While Saudi Arabia's "big four" of Al Nassr, Al Hilal, Al Ittihad and Al Ahli have concluded the bulk of their business, the asymmetry in the football calendar has opened up a gap for some last-minute transfers. Here's a list of high-profile, unattached or discontent targets that could yet make the move to Saudi Arabia in the coming days.
Mohamed Salah | Forward | 31 | Liverpool
Despite numerous high-profile signings in the Saudi Pro League this summer, there has been one glaring absence: Salah. He would be a strategic signing for several reasons.
Not only is the Egyptian king at the peak of his illustrious career, but he is also the most famous Arab footballer in the world. Securing his services would be synonymous with capturing the lucrative and powerful Egyptian market. Not only would tens of millions more eyeballs be directed towards the Saudi league, but tens of thousands of Egyptian supporters in the Gulf would flock to stadiums across the Kingdom to catch a glimpse of their national hero.