Manchester City star calls for firm action to stop Europe 'losing out' to Saudi Arabia

Neymar of Al Hilal
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Manchester City midfielder Rodri wants to see 'controls' introduced to limit the exodus of talent from Europe to Saudi Arabia.

A plethora of big names – including Neymar, Karim Benzema, and Rodri's former City teammates Riyad Mahrez and Aymeric Laporte – swapped top European leagues for the Saudi Pro League this summer, lured by lucrative contracts on offer in the Gulf kingdom.

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Tom Hancock

Tom Hancock started freelancing for FourFourTwo in April 2019 and has also written for the Premier League and Opta Analyst, among others. He supports Wycombe Wanderers and has a soft spot for Wealdstone. A self-confessed statto, he has been known to watch football with a spreadsheet (or several) open...