Michael Emenalo speaks on movement of soccer stars to Saudi Arabia 


Saudi Arabia dominated the transfer window headlines over the summer, spending over £700m on some of the world’s best players; Sky Sports News spoke to Saudi Pro League director of football Michael Emenalo in a TV exclusive on the progress and aims of the league…

By Kaveh Solhekol

Saudi Arabia has dominated the transfer window just gone – but the two main questions are: how did this happen and what happens now?

In a transfer window that saw all-time spending across the world, Saudi Pro League clubs came out of nowhere to spend £701.3m, ranking second in the world for national spending behind England’s Premier League.

Helping to lead the Saudi Pro League project is former Chelsea chief Michael Emenalo, who spent six years at Stamford Bridge between 2011 and 2017 and helped bring in players such as Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante to the club.

Now the former Chelsea sporting director is tasked with centralising the Saudi Pro…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper