Saudi Pro League’s rise to worldwide fame has been a big distraction from European soccer for a while. Even though Brasileiro Serie A and Argentine Primera División have made a good impact, the effect the SPL is showing is overwhelming. Money may be the motivating factor, but players have cited it as a challenge. However, a star colleague of Neymar made another intense claim about the league.

Saudi Pro League has recently been recruiting top talents across Europe to enhance their performance and make them global competitors. Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr and Neymar’s Al Hilal can take the major credit. But after comparing Real Madrid with Al Hilal a few days ago, an Al Hilal player went a step ahead with his statement.

A bold prediction about soccer by a colleague of Neymar


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Aleksandar Mitrovic joined Al Hilal from Fulham after a $64 million deal last month. The forward has been a prominent part of Fulham’s squad but has now taken over responsibilities at Al Hilal. The forward carried the team in the absence of Neymar and established himself as their lead player. But recently, the player not only seemed to love his performance for the club but also appreciated the League calling it to be one of the best leagues in the future.

Mitrovic said, “This league has all things in the future to become one of the best league in the world. They have facilities, they have fans, and they have people who love football. And I think players will be more and more open to come. I think this is the future of football (soccer), in this country.”

The forward is already the top scorer for the club this season, netting the ball six times. During his tenure, the player did not seem content with Fulham for the last year or two. Mitrovic was looking for an opportunity to move out. He finally found Saudi to be a perfect place to move.

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The Serbian international seems to enjoy every bit of the new challenge he is facing. Playing in England for eight years, the Serbian has confessed to not missing the English soccer even a bit. He feels that Al Hilal is at a level with the best.

Al Hilal’s same as Real Madrid said Mitrovic


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Al Hilal has been one of the most successful Asian soccer teams. The team has 18 professional league titles and 4 AFC Champions League titles. Being a part of it makes Mitrovic very proud. He claimed Al Hilal in Asia to be similar to Real Madrid in Europe, meaning it to be the top club in the federation.

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Known for his strength on the pitch and powerful striking, Mitrovic will be a vital player to complement the skills of Neymar. The club did not manage to win any trophies last year.


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Following the path of Al Nassr, the club spent big money bringing players to regain its glory. The club will be back in action on Tuesday with the AFC Champions League 2nd match. With the first game against Navbahor being a draw, the club from Riyadh will look to get a good result on Tuesday. The game against Nassaji Mazandaran FC will give them an advantage over the other teams.