Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia
failed to sign a foreign player in the winter transfer market, which ended 10 days
ago, despite having a spare place in the team’s squad for a foreigner player,
after terminating the contract of Syrian attacker, Omar Khribin.
Al Hilal were desperately need to boost their
attacking force after their recent poor results.
The Saudi giants were close from signing one of the best play-makers in the
Brazilian League, Thiago Galhardo, who plays for Brazil’s Internacional.
However, Al Hilal failed to complete the deal for many reasons.
The player booked his ticket to Saudi Arabia to join Al Hilal but the deal
failed as the Brazilian side wanted to get the fees in cash while the Saudi
side wanted to pay in installments.
The Brazilian team’s fans did not support the transfer of their play-maker as
they did not want to lose their best player, only three weeks before the end of
The Brazilian side are leading the league table and the team fans hope to win
the league title for the first time since 1979.
Also, Al Hilal fans opposed the transfer as they were not convinced with the
31-year-old attacker and did not see him as a proper replacement for their
first-choice target Teixeira.
Al Hilal failed to sign Teixeira as they failed to meet his financial demands.