Federation President Targets Saad Al-Ladhiz: Unequal Representation of Foreign Players Raises Concern

    Anmar Al-Khaili, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Al-Ittihad Club, strongly criticized Saad Al-Latez, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Professional League and acting CEO, over the latter’s statements regarding the deal. Dean During the last summer transfer period.

    Anmar Al Khaili - Al Ittihad Saudi Arabia
    Anmar Al Khaili – Al Ittihad Saudi Arabia

    The dean’s statements are in response to what Saad Al-Laziz said in an interview he gave a few days ago to the Kora program broadcast on the Rotana Khalijiya channel, where Al-Ladiz stated: “Al-Ittihad attracted 5 players, according to the choice of the technical administration, and we did not interfere in this decision.”

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    Anmar Al-Khaili said after a press conference at which Marcelo Gallardo, Al-Amid’s new technical director, was introduced: “I have remained silent during the last period, but since the conversation has become so clear, I hope that the conversation will not be incomplete and that we will get an answer about what happened in the last week of the summer transfer period.”

    He continued: “We didn’t get all the deals we asked for. Yes, we managed to get Karim Benzema, Kante, Jota and Fabinho in, but I hope what happened will be cleared up in the rest of the deals we wanted to do.” Among them are the likes of Mohamed Salah, De Bruyne, Sergio Ramos, Gundogan, Marquinhos, there were a lot of demands on us.”


    He continued: “Salah was definitely in our plans. He’s a world-class player. Also, if we were offered Kylian Mbappe, don’t expect us to turn down the deal.”

    He added: “Can the recruitment commission answer why the federation signed only four foreigners, and the rest of the clubs signed eight? There was no equality. There were many of our demands that were not met.”

    Asked whether players’ contract extensions had led to them not signing deals during the summer transfer window, he said: “That’s not true. All the players would have welcomed the board’s decisions had we decided to leave them. They all did.” . reasonable salaries and they can move to the Saudi League or beyond.”

    The President of the Union concluded his speech with the words: “We worked in the summer according to the budget that we were given.”

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