Highest-paid players in Saudi Arabia revealed as transfer window draws to a close


Highest-paid players in Saudi Arabia revealed as transfer window draws to a close

The highest-paid players in the Saudi Pro League have been revealed amid the blockbuster transfers this summer.

Cristiano Ronaldo began the Saudi Arabia movement as he signed for Al Nassr from Manchester United, penning an extremely lucrative contract.

His former Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema then joined him in the Middle East as he made the switch to Al Ittihad.

Former Leicester City and Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante, Neymar and Riyad Mahrez also left Europe for Saudi Arabia.

Not to mention the likes of Sadio Mane, Jordan Henderson and Aleksandar Mitrovic, who penned deals at Al Nassr, Al Ettifaq and Al Hilal respectively.

The massive financial packages have lured the best talent from Europe to the Saudi Pro League.

Naturally, the Portuguese international is the highest-paid player in Saudi Arabia as he earns a whopping salary of £173 million, ahead of the French forward who pockets a staggering salary of £172 million.

Neymar, who left PSG for Al Hilal, is also on a monster salary as he pockets £138 million-per-year.

Check out the top ten below:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nassr) - £173 million
  2. Karim Benzema (Al Ittihad) - £172 million
  3. Neymar (Al Hilal) - £138 million
  4. N'Golo Kante (Al Ittihad) - £86 million
  5. Riyad Mahrez (Al Ahli) - £44 million
  6. Jordan Henderson (Al Ettifaq) - £36 million
  7. Sadio Mane (Al Nassr) - £33 million
  8. Kalidou Koulibaly (Al Hilal) - £30 million
  9. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Al Hilal) - £21 million
  10. Marcelo Brozovic (Al Nassr) - £21 million
  11. Who will be the next player to head to Saudi Arabia? Watch this space.
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