The 2023-2024 AFC Champions League (ACL) season is imminent. The recent ‘storm of recruitment’ by Saudi Arabian clubs seems to have changed things from the past.

According to ‘Transfermarkt’, a media outlet that estimates the value of players, Saudi Arabian clubs accounted for all of the top 5 market values ​​of Asian clubs. The order is Al-Hilal-Al-Ahli-Al-Nasr-Al-Ittihad-Al-Shabaab. From the fourth, Al-Ittihad, the size of the club exceeds 100 million euros (about 142 billion won). Here, the Saudi Arabian clubs participating in the 2023-2024 ACL are Al Hilal, Al Ittihad, and Al Nasr.

The best was, of course, Al Hilal. Al Hilal was valued at 258.4 million euros, or KRW 367.1 billion. We have become a completely different group from the past. Originally, competitiveness on the ACL stage was considered the highest,온라인바카라 but it is highly likely that it has become incomparably stronger than then. Among the resources Al Hilal currently possesses, the one with the highest market value is Neymar (60 million euros, approximately 85.2 billion won). In addition, they have Sergei Milinkovic-Savic, Ruben Neves, Malcolm, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Kalidou Koulibaly, and Yassin Bono.

Al-Ahli, which is chasing Al-Hilal in terms of market value, has also surpassed 200 million euros (about 284.1 billion won) in scale. Al-Ahlyh recorded 200.98 million euros (about 285.5 billion won). The players Al-Ahli has include Allan Saint-Maximin, Joser Ibáñez, Gabri Veiga, Franck Kessier, Riyad Mahrez, Merich Demiral, Roberto Firmino, and Edouard Mendy. You can see the names of players who played for top clubs in the English Premier League, such as Manchester City and Liverpool FC.

In addition, other stars such as Al-Ittihad’s Fabinho and Karim Benzema, Al-Nasr’s Cristiano Ronaldo, Otaviu, Secco Fofana, Emric Laporte, Sadio Mane, and Marcelo Brozovic, and Al-Shabab’s Yannick Carrasco. Everyone is playing in Saudi Arabia. It is inevitable that a different version from the past will be expected. There is a high probability that Saudi Arabia will continue to purchase players with the intention of shaking up the soccer scene.Meanwhile, among the Korean K League 1 clubs, the club with the highest market value was Jeonbuk Hyundai (hereinafter referred to as Jeonbuk). Jeonbuk ranked 25th with 19.5 million euros (about 27.7 billion won) based on AFC. Last season, K League 1 defending champion Ulsan Hyundai ranked 27th with 18.95 million euros (about 26.9 billion won). The highest ranked East Asian club was Chinese Super League club Shanghai SIPG, ranked 22nd and worth 21.9 million euros (about 31.1 billion won).

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