Marina Hyde on the Guardian’s World Cup blog says …

Marina Hyde on the Guardian’s World Cup blog says Saudis are planning to buy a club in Belgium, where they can establish a football academy to send their young players to learn football in Europe. Interesting, isn’t it? This is not a new approach after all. We already know there are some English clubs which have investments in Belgian clubs in order to benefit from their players, in addition to many European clubs who have opened academies in different parts of the world, and who have invested in foreign clubs too.

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