The Saudi dilemma potentially facing Manchester City

Manchester City isn’t immune to the Saudi Arabian money coming into the transfer market this summer. As it stands City may have a Saudi dilemma on their hands with interest in Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva from the Gulf state.

Saudi Arabian clubs have been determined to make an impact this transfer window. Backed by the Saudi Arabian PIF they have made a sizeable splash already on this summer’s transfer window.

Karim Benzema, Ruben Neves, N’Golo Kante, and Roberto Firmino are just some of the high-profile players to make the move to the Saudi Pro League.

Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva have also been reported as players Saudi clubs are interested in bringing to the Gulf state.

Mahrez is reported to have accepted a €410,000 per week offer from Al-Ahli, according to Anthony Chapman of The Sun. But Chapman goes on to report that the winger won’t force a move to the Saudi Arabian club if City refuse to sell.

The Algerian winger is still a key part of Pep Guardiola’s squad. He contributed 15 goals and 13 assists for the champions last season. Mahrez is always a threat and is a vital part of what City do.

Bernardo Silva is also attracting interest from Saudi club Al Ahli, according to Rob Dawson of ESPN. There is also reported interest in the City midfielder from PSG, according to Tom Gott and Graeme Bailey of 90min.

The Portuguese midfielder is one of City’s most important players, his value to the squad is immeasurable with what he provides.

With the Saudi clubs circling two City stars, the champions could potentially face a huge dilemma. If both were to depart it would leave City scrambling to find replacements for two key players.

With pre-season starting in a week, it’s a dilemma that Manchester City could do without.

Tags Al Hilal Al-Ahli Bernardo Silva Manchester City PSG Riyad Mahrez Saudi Pro League