Trusted Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio said Al Hilal, the Crown Prince of the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Professional Football League and current leader, came close to signing Paraguayan Bruno Valdes from Mexican Club America.
And the journalist of the “Sky Sports” network added that Al Hilal is very close to Bruno Valdes, the Paraguayan defender, born in 1992, who spent the last 6 seasons with Club America.
He explained that negotiations are underway between the two sides and that a meeting is scheduled for Sunday between the players’ agents and the envoys of the Saudi club in Madrid to finalize the deal.
Valdes is an experienced international defender who is 30 years old. Before joining Club America, he played for Cerro Porteno in Paraguay.
Al Hilal offered the player a four- to five-year contract for around $10 to 12 million dollars, and the deal is expected to be finalized shortly.
— Gianluca DiMarzio (@DiMarzio) June 25, 2022
Nigerian striker Odion Ighalo, Al Hilal’s striker, leads the league’s top scorer with 22 goals, two ahead of Brazilians Anderson Taliska, Al Nasr’s striker, and Al Ittihad’s striker Romarinho.
And the Saudi Professional League will place two copies of the championship cup simultaneously in the cities of Riyadh and Jeddah, pending any scenario in the final round of the exciting season on Monday, with Al Hilal and Al Ittihad tied on points.
Al-Hilal is superior in direct clashes with Al-Ittihad, who lost the lead in the closing rounds after taking a big lead as Al-Hilal must beat his guest Al-Faisaly in Riyadh to claim the title for the third time in a row without looking at the result of Al-Ittihad with Al-Batin in Jeddah.
Al-Hilal’s task will not be easy in the absence of the two main defenders, Ali Al-Bulayhi and South Korean Jang Hyun-soo, along with suspended midfielder Gustavo Cuellar, and his rival Al-Faisaly is in danger of relegation and will have to win to survive.
Al-Hilal lost the title twice on the final day, the first in the 2008-2009 season, the first in the professional era when Al-Ittihad took his last title in the league, and in 2018-2019 in favor of Al-Hilal. nasr. While the “leader” won the title once in the last round of the 2017-2018 season, at the expense of Al-Ahly.