When it comes to starting a transfer rumour there’s two key ingredients; picking a potential buying club that’s perceived as having money to spend and choosing players that may be surplus to requirements at their current club.
With that in mind it should come as no surprise that a club from the perceived cash rich nation of Saudi Arabia should be linked with a host of Premiership players who look likely to struggle for first team action this season.
The Mail Online are suggesting that Arsenal’s Park Chu-Young, West Ham’s Frederic Piquionne and Manchester City’s Kolo Toure could all be on their way to Al Halil.
Park Chu-Young would seem a primary candidate to leave the Emirates this summer, many an eye brow was raised when his signing was announced and after seeing hardly any first team appearances you’d be forgiven for thinking he was only signed to boost shirt sales in Asia.
While its no secret that Kolo Toure is not part of Roberto Mancini’s future plans, and the chance of one last pay in the sun could well appeal. Al Halil would surely only benefit from recruiting a player with Toure’s top level experience should his fitness still be at the required level.
If Frederic Piquionne was to swap London for Saudi Arabia its suggested by the Mail that it would be on a free transfer and it would have to be after his performances last season. He managed only 2 goals last season and at 33 years old he could hardly be bought for his potential.
As little is known in England of Saudi Arabian football with almost no press coverage it is difficult to know just how serious Al Halil are when it comes to attracting the players Premier League clubs no longer want.
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