Seko Fofana joins Ronaldo and Saudi Al-Nassr FC
Seko Fofana, a professional footballer and Ivory Coast midfielder, has joined Saudi Arabia’s Professional League club Al Nassr.
The Saudi Pro League club said that Fofana joined Al Nassr FC from Ligue 1 side RC Lens on a contract until 2026. According to the French Media, the transfer fee was nearly 25 million euros ($28.10 million).
Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr wrote on Twitter, “Al Nassr has officially signed with the Ivorian star Seko Fofana. We wish him good luck with our stars.”
Fofana joined Racing Club de Lens (RC Lens), a French professional football club based in the northern city of Lens in the Pas-de-Calais department, in 2020. He scored 21 goals in 112 appearances. He joined the Saudi club as a midfielder.
Fofana will join Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcelo Brozovic, Ghislain Konan, and David Ospina, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In recent months, Saudi Pro League clubs have started taking Europe-based players.
Earlier this week, Ronaldo said, “I opened the way to the Saudi league and now all the players are coming here.” He further said, “In a year, more and more top players will come to Saudi Arabia. In a year, the Saudi league will overtake the Turkish league and Dutch league.”
Fofana, a 28-year-old footballer, arrived in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr club on a free transfer in January. He became the highest-paid player in the world, gaining €200 million a year.
In July, the Saudi club signed Marcelo Brozovic. Later on, the club was banned from signing new players due to a debt owed to Leicester over the 2018 recruitment of Ahmed Musa, the first Nigerian football player to score more than once in a FIFA World Cup match.
Now, the Saudi Pro League is set to have their transfer ban lifted.