Man City player urges for ‘action’ to be made against Saudi Pro League spending.
Rodri has urged the powers that be to ‘regulate’ what wealthy Saudi teams can and cannot do in the transfer market.
This summer, the wealthy Saudi League emerged as a potential threat to European football.
The Middle East’s biggest league has certainly invested a lot of money on some of the sport’s best and most popular players, including Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema and Brazil international Neymar Jnr.
However, what began as an attempt by the Pro League to sign some already-established talents quickly turned into a deliberate quest to secure an entire pool of top talent. Not only has Benzema arrived, but so have younger players like Ruben Neves and Gabri Veiga.
And Rodri believes those in charge of maintaining football’s fairness are failing. The Manchester City midfielder has asked the relevant regulatory organizations to get ‘control’ over the amount of money Saudi Pro League clubs may give players.
“This talent drain must be controlled in some way,” Rodri stated, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano.
“It’s not just veterans nearing the end of their careers; there are also young people leaving.” I appreciate all of their decisions, but the individuals who take action must maintain control of the situation.”
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