Six weeks ago, LaLiga announced that nine Saudi Arabia players would arrive in Spain and be placed on teams in Spain's Primera, Segunda and Segunda B sides. Not one of them has featured yet for their respective sides though as it looks like the experiment might have been a waste of time.
Rayo Vallecano's Abdulmajeed Al Sulaiheem, better known as Majeed, has reportedly impressed, however, and both Javier Tebas and club owner Raul Martin Presa say there is a possibility that he stays beyond the intended six-month loan period.
Speaking on 'El Larguero', the league's president said, "I can assure you that one club, and we will have to see, wants one of the players to say for the coming season."
Raul Martin Presa weighed in and hinted at a possible extension to the player's stay in Vallecas, "Maybe six months is too little time, maybe there is interest to extend for another year" and basically said that any player that can help the club achieve their goal of promotion and consolidation of a place in LaLiga is welcome and perhaps Majeed is a player that can help.
Rayo's manager says he is happy with Majeed but admits, "the language, the rythym and training load is the main problem for Majeed. I am happy with him in his day to day work." The 23-year-old midfielder won't be featuring any time soon, however, as he injured himself in training recently and will be out for a period of two or three weeks.