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High-Profile Players Who Said Yes To Saudi Pro League

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The constant leitmotif of this summer transfer window is that if the Saudi Pro League clubs call, you must answer in the affirmative. Okay, Lionel Messi refused. But that's an exception, not the norm.

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A deluge of high-profile names couldn't resist the allure of big bucks and a relatively laidback life in the Middle East. And, justifiably so, because why slog day in and day out in the top European leagues, when there's more money elsewhere? 

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Riyad Mahrez: Al AhliHaving won every major trophy there was for him to win with Manchester City, Riyad Mahrez eventually moved on to Al Ahli—a club you might not have heard of previously—for greener pastures.

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Jordan Henderson: Al-EttifaqJordan Henderson's career in Premier League was anyway close to the epilogue, so he decided to cash in on whatever time is left in his career by joining Al-Ettifaq, where he will reunite with his old friend and the club's current coach Steven Gerrard.

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Karim Benzema: Al-IttihadAfter a highly successful career with Real Madrid that lasted over a decade, Karim Benzema signed for Al-Ittihad, the rival club of his ex-striking partner Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Roberto Firmino: Al AhliRoberto Firmino will join Riyad Mahrez to make up a formidable attacking duo at Al Ahli. He joined on a free transfer and will be paid £17m per year.

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N'Golo Kante: Al-IttihadN'Golo Kante left Chelsea on a free transfer, and he will be taking home £86.2m per year. Kante's fitness will be a matter of concern for his new club Al-Ittihad.

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Marcelo Brozovic: Al NassrMarcelo Brozovic, who captained Inter Milan in the Champions League final defeat to Manchester City, will bid adieu to his career at Al Nassr.

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