According to TZ München, Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman has rejected two contract offers from Saudi Pro League clubs this summer.
The two teams were reportedly part of Saudi Arabia’s big four (Al Hilal, Al Ahli, Al Ittihad and Al Nassr) which are clubs owned by the Saudi government’s Public Investment Fund (PIF). The PIF took control of these four clubs earlier in the summer as part of the government’s ‘Vision 2030’.
One contract was in the region of €65m net while the other was worth €45m both on three-year deals. Coman immediately rejected both offers and the 27-year-old will not even consider moving to Saudi Arabia if he was offered €100m.
This summer has seen the Saudi Pro League step up its pursuit of players from Europe’s top leagues. Coman’s former Bayern teammate Sadio Mané has joined Cristiano Ronaldo’s team Al-Nassr. While his former international teammates Ngolo Kanté and Karim Benzema have both moved to last season’s champions Al Ittihad.
GGFN | Jack Meenan