Saudi Pro League January Transfer 2024

Saudi Pro League Transfers- All the Done Deals in January 2024

As the January 2024 transfer window enters its final week, Saudi Arabia’s football clubs are poised for potential blockbuster deals, reminiscent of the sensational moves that characterized the 2023 transfer market.

In a remarkable display of financial prowess last year, the Saudi Pro League secured the services of global football icons, such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Sadio Mane, Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Riyad Mahrez, Malcom, Ruben Neves, and Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Saudi Pro League transfers: What happened in January 2024

Renan Lodi

The Kingdom’s football clubs are once again ready to make waves in the winter market of 2024.

The pursuit of Liverpool‘s Mohamed Salah remains a focal point, with Al-Ittihad gearing up for another attempt after their world-record bid in the summer of 2023. The intrigue surrounding Salah’s potential move continues to capture headlines.

While the initial moves in January have been relatively minor, with Mo Adams transferring to Al Khaleej and Victor Ruiz being released by Al-Fayha, the first major signing saw Al Hilal secure Marseille and Brazil left-back Renan Lodi for a substantial €23 million. Al-Hilal, currently leading the Saudi Pro League, anticipates that Lodi’s addition will bolster their quest for the league trophy.

In another noteworthy bid, Al Ittihad attempted to secure Juventus winger Matias Soule for €30 million. However, Soule opted to remain in Europe, declining the move despite his stellar performance in Serie A on loan at Frosinone.

Manchester United‘s Casemiro has emerged as a prime target for Saudi Arabian clubs, with a January transfer appearing increasingly likely as Manchester United seeks to offload the Brazilian star.

The transfer market isn’t one-sided, as prominent names are also set to depart Saudi Arabia in January. Jordan Henderson, who struggled to settle at Steven Gerrard’s Al-Ettifaq after a lucrative move from Liverpool last summer, terminated his contract with Ettifaq, paving the way for a return to Europe with Ajax.

Meanwhile, speculation surrounds the potential departure of Al-Hilal’s Ruben Neves back to the Premier League, and Al-Ahli‘s Gabri Veiga is reportedly seeking a return to Spain after rejecting a move to Napoli.

Roberto Firmino‘s exit from Saudi Arabia was rumored, but recent indications suggest the Liverpool legend may stay put despite underwhelming performances.

Notable departures include former Inter, Valencia, and Argentina midfielder Ever Banega, released by Al-Shabab, who returned to Argentina to join Newell’s Old Boys.

As the January 2024 transfer window approaches its closing date on February 1, the Saudi Pro League is poised for further dramatic moves, reflecting the broader trend of heavy spending seen in football leagues worldwide, including the Premier League.

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Saudi Pro League Transfers – All Done Deals

Club NameJanuary SalesJanuary SigningsFrom/ToFee
Al-Ahli SFCNone so farNone so far
Al-Hazem SCNone so farNone so far
Al-Okhdood ClubNone so farNone so far
Al-Riyadh SCNone so farNone so far
Al-Ittihad ClubSaad Al-MousaAl-EttifaqLOAN
Haroune CamaraAl-EttifaqLOAN
Abdulrahman Al-OboudAl-EttifaqLOAN
Al-Nassr FCNone so farNone so far
Al-Shabab FCMusab Al-JuwayrAl-HilalLOAN
Mo AdamsAl KhaleejUndisclosed Fee
Ever BanegaNewell’s Old BoysFree Transfer
Al-Hilal SFCRenan LodiMarseille23m
Musab Al-JuwayrAl-ShababLOAN
Al-Taawoun FCIbrahim Al-ShuailAl-QadsiahFree transfer
Saleh AboulshamatAl-QadsiahLOAN
Alvaro MedranAl-EttifaqUndisclosed
Al-Fateh SCNone so farNone so far
Damac FCNone so farNone so far
Al-TaiNone so farNone so far
Al-Raed SFCAbdullah Ah-ShflwtAl-NajmaLOAN
Al-Ettifaq FCAlvaro MedranAl-TaawounUndisclosed
Haroune CamaraAl-IttihadLOAN
Abdulrahman Al-OboudAl-IttihadLOAN
Jordan HendersonAjaxFree transfer
Saad Al-Mousa
& Hamed Al Ghamdi
Abha ClubNone so farNone so far
Al-Wehda FCNone so farNone so far
Al-Fayha FCVictor RuizFree AgentFree Transfer
Khaleej FCMo AdamsAl ShababUndisclosed Fee
Riyadh Al-IbrahimAl-KholoodUndisclosed Fee
Hassan Al-MajhadAl-AdalahLOAN