The more organisations that deem it morally acceptable to work with them, the more other organisations are prepared to say ‘Well, why shouldn’t we? Everyone else does”. Eventually, it’s just seen as normal to treat their record for human rights and chopping up journalists as an irrelevance.But how does it work ? EVERYONE knows the Saudi's are scum
Possibly young enough for it not to wreck his entire career but, really, what's the point? Other than money, obviously, of which there is plenty in Europe already. Certainly wouldn't help his international chances. It takes a certain type of character to think that becoming that rich is worth more than achieving something of substance as a footballer. Waste of talent unless you've already won the meaningful medals.I can see big Bob going there too
That's not quite true. Might be for you and me, but many many football fans around the world are fans of individual players and follow them not the clubs (eg Mitoma, Ronaldo etc). These teams will gain followers whilst their favourite is playing there.The brainless pundits are overreacting for the sake of their own profile. Football fans generally follow their clubs, not the players. Saudi can buy all the talent they want, they will never have the heritage or fans that any European club has. They may get some floating casuals to watch but that won't make them a success nor will it make any meaningful impact on our football. Let them throw cash at mercenaries like the Chinese were, you can't buy class or heritage nor the prestige that naturally follow.
Or managersThat's not quite true. Might be for you and me, but many many football fans around the world are fans of individual players and follow them not the clubs (eg Mitoma, Ronaldo etc). These teams will gain followers whilst their favourite is playing there.