Cristiano Ronaldo was one of the initial high-profile players to join the Saudi League. Other notable names, such as Neymar, Benzema, and N’Golo Kante, also followed suit due to the league’s financial resources. These players have all performed admirably for their respective teams, generating a great deal of excitement and exhibiting top-level skills. Nevertheless, a player from Al Hilal believes that none of these foreign stars hold the title of best signing in the league.
A Saudi Arabian goalkeeper recently lauded Al-Nassr’s promising talent, valued at $30 million. The 32-year-old player from Al Hilal ranked the Croatian midfielder above notable names such as Neymar, Benzema, and Ronaldo.
The top foreign player in the Saudi League is awarded the title of Al Hilal star.
Saudi Pro League clubs have made significant investments in their foreign players. Among them, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Neymar, and N’Golo Kante have received the most recognition. When asked about the top foreign player in the league, most would choose between Ronaldo and Neymar. However, Al Hilal’s goalkeeper Mohammed Al Owais holds a different opinion.
The 32-year-old believes that Marcelo Brozovic, a Croatian midfielder for Al-Nassr, will stand out this year. The star player for Al Hilal stated, “I anticipate Brozovic will be the top foreign player in the Saudi League this season.”
This summer, Al-Nassr acquired Marcelo Brozovic from Inter Milan. The midfielder from Croatia has brought stability to the team and has aided in attacking opportunities for his fellow midfielders.
Mohammed Al Owais is the goalkeeper for Al Hilal.
“I anticipate that Brozovic will excel as the top foreign player in the Saudi League for this upcoming season.”
— Al Nassr Zone (@TheNassrZone) October 22, 2023
Brozovic did not play against Damac as the team did not want to aggravate the midfielder’s previously injured ankle. Thankfully, Ronaldo & Co held the fort down. The Croatian is now set to return tomorrow against Philippe Coutinho’s Al-Duhail.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr has chosen to exclude Marcelo Brozovic from their crucial match against Damac FC, despite the latter being injury-free.
The Saudi League is about to become even more thrilling as injuries on Al Hilal’s team may result in changes at the top of the leaderboard.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Al-Nassr have the opportunity to benefit from Neymar’s injury.
At the moment, Al Hilal holds the top position in the Saudi Pro League, while Al-Nassr is currently ranked third. Nonetheless, Cristiano Ronaldo and his team hold an edge over Al Hilal.
The top team in the league has suffered the loss of their key player Neymar due to his injury during the World Cup qualifiers against Uruguay. It is expected that the Brazilian will be out for the remainder of the season. This adds an interesting dynamic to the current season of the Saudi Pro League, as it creates opportunities for other teams to move up in the standings.
After Neymar began playing regularly during the international break, Al Hilal appeared to be even more threatening. However, his injury has caused a disruption in their momentum. Meanwhile, Al-Nassr benefits from having an in-form Cristiano Ronaldo on their roster.
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The article on EssentiallySports discusses how a player from Al-Hilal has chosen to invest in the potential of a $30 million player from Al-Nassr instead of betting on big names like Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo for the current Saudi League season.