SAUDI PRO LEAGUE
When will the Saudi Pro League transfer window close?
Saudi Pro League clubs have longer than European clubs to sign players during the current transfer window.
Saudi Pro League clubs continue to spend big on players from across the top European leagues, with their recruitment drive in full flow. The transfer window across the majority of leagues in Europe closed on Friday, 1 September, with the four PIF-backed clubs having longer than European clubs to sign players.
FIFA previously announced that the ever-growing league’s transfer window would shut on September 20, but the Saudi Pro League has confirmed that its window will instead close on Thursday, September 7.
The Middle Eastern league released a statement on Monday morning. “As communicated to clubs Saudi Arabia on Friday, June 30th, the summer registration for player transfers for the Roshn Saudi League (Saudi Pro League) closes on Thursday, September 7th.”
Top names join Saudi Pro League
Many household names have made the move to Saudi Arabia this summer, including Karim Benzema, Neymar, Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mané. Belgian winger Yannick Carrasco is currently in Saudi Arabia as he looks set to complete a move to Al-Shabab from LaLiga club Atlético Madrid.