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Saudi Arabia eye Kevin de Bruyne and Mo Salah in Premier League transfer raid

Saudi clubs target Premier League stars

Saudi Pro League clubs are gearing up to make big-money offers for Premier League legends like Kevin De Bruyne, Mo Salah, and Casemiro this summer.

Increased interest with new squad rules

With the upcoming rule change allowing ten foreign players in each squad, Saudi clubs are looking to leverage the resources provided by the kingdom's Public Investment Fund to attract top talent.

De Bruyne at the center of attention

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne is expected to receive a significant approach from Saudi clubs, as the 99-cap Belgian's contract expires at the end of next season.

Other targets on the radar

Liverpool's Mo Salah and Manchester United's Casemiro are also on the wishlist of Saudi clubs, with teams eyeing players whose peak performance days could be nearing an end.

Guardiola cautious about De Bruyne's workload

Despite interest from Saudi clubs, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has been cautious about De Bruyne's workload since his return from injury, ensuring the midfielder is not rushed back to the pitch.

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  • Over 90% of professional football players wear boots with synthetic uppers for better performance and durability.
  • Goalkeeper gloves with advanced grip technology have been adopted by 85% of professional goalkeepers in top leagues around the world.
  • Data shows that thermo-bonded footballs, known for their consistent performance, are preferred by 65% of professional football clubs for matches.
  • Approximately 40% of amateur football players wear boots that are not properly fitted, increasing the risk of foot injuries.
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How to choose the right football boots for your playing position

The choice of the right football boot can make or break your performance. Attackers prefer lightweight, agile boots while midfielders opt for boots that are a good balance between comfort and control. Defensive footballers may opt for boots that provide enhanced stability and protection. Material is important. Kangaroo leather offers softness and a great ball feel. Synthetic materials provide durability and are resistant to water. In order to prevent injury and maintain proper traction, the correct sole plate is important.

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