Manchester City treble winner Bernardo Silva is reportedly nearing a shock switch to the Saudi Pro League.
The Portuguese international is the latest name linked with a move to the Gulf Coast, and could join N’Golo Kante and Karim Benzema as standout stars that have moved to the Middle East this window.
Bernardo Silva linked with move to Saudi Arabia
Silva had been a long-term target for La Liga champions Barcelona, but the Catalonian club are struggling to put forward a deal for the Portuguese star due to FFP regulations.
That has opened the door for a potentially stunning switch to the Gulf. Saudi Arabia’s aggressive approach in the transfer window this summer is based on the aim that they want to be among the top leagues in the world.
However, Silva could yet opt to remain in Europe, as PSG consider him to be among their top summer target.
The latest reports from MARCA surrounding Silva’s potential move have sparked outrage in the European game, with Jamie Carragher insisting that deals involving players to the Middle East should be investigated by FIFA.