Saudi Pro League

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Saudi Pro League would be ‘very happy to welcome Messi’, says Emenalo
The Saudi Pro League’s sporting director has declared that any superstar player, including Lionel Messi, is welcome in the country

John Duerden

07, Dec, 2023 @5:09 PM

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When was the last time a Manchester United midfield signing worked out?
Jonathan Wilson answers your questions on club ownership, Manchester United’s midfield and the Saudi Pro League

Jonathan Wilson

23, Oct, 2023 @2:14 PM

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‘I don’t know why I was booed but I do understand fans’ view,’ says Henderson
The Al-Ettifaq and England midfielder, who was jeered off against Australia, said: '‘Everyone is going to have an opinion over playing in Saudi’

Jacob Steinberg

15, Oct, 2023 @9:30 PM

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Wayne Rooney turned down Saudi Arabia chance to take Birmingham job
Wayne Rooney said he would be asking minority owner Tom Brady to offer advice to the Birmingham squad

Ben Fisher

12, Oct, 2023 @9:30 PM

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Saudi money could force European football ‘in new direction,’ ECA claims
The vice chair of the European Club Association believes Saudi Arabia’s investment has made people realise football is too money-orientated

Paul MacInnes

09, Oct, 2023 @5:55 PM

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Bin Salman’s sportswashing quip reflected growing power but was perhaps a mistake | Paul MacInnes
The crown prince was full of statistics in his Fox News interview – though scepticism of Saudi Arabia’s vision will surely remain

Paul MacInnes

23, Sep, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Asian Football Confederation may be sued for allowing multi-club ownership
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) is facing a potential legal challenge after seemingly ignoring its own regulations on multi-club ownership to allow three clubs owned by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) to take part in the Asian Champions League

Exclusive by Ed Aarons

14, Sep, 2023 @4:00 PM

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Saudi ‘Clasico’ drama shows promise but Pro League still work in progress
Al-Hilal’s 4-3 win over Al-Ittihad proved the big-money strategy is working, though doubts remain over attendances and depth

John Duerden

11, Sep, 2023 @7:00 AM

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No plans to let Saudi Arabian clubs into Champions League, insists ECA chair
Nasser al-Khelaifi said he ‘does not see’ a pathway for clubs from the big-spending Saudi Pro League to compete in the Champions League

Nick Ames in Berlin

07, Sep, 2023 @4:15 PM

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Clubs seek guarantees Saudi Arabian teams will pay huge transfer fees in full
European clubs are seeking guarantees that they will be paid the huge transfer fees agreed with Saudi Arabian clubs in full after a summer of spending

Nick Ames in Berlin

06, Sep, 2023 @8:07 PM

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Demarai Gray seals Al-Ettifaq transfer after Everton agree £8m exit
The winger signs a four-year contract with the Saudi club and links up with Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson

Fabrizio Romano

06, Sep, 2023 @1:54 PM

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Henderson criticised by LGBTQ+ fans group for ‘positive’ Saudi interview
The England midfielder, who has been a prominent supporter of the gay rights movement, joined Al-Ettifaq from Liverpool in the summer

Guardian sport and PA Media

05, Sep, 2023 @12:17 PM

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