Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahli Linked With Big Money Move for Former Barcelona Player

Pitso Mosimane’s Al Ahli Linked With Big Money Move for Former Barcelona Player

Byron Pillay
updated at June 6, 2023 at 9:29 AM
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  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will leave Chelsea at the end of the season and hasn't made a decision on his future
  • Al-Ahli Saudi are one of the teams interested in signing former Barcelona superstar Aubameyang in the summer
  • Pitso Mosimane will be looking to bolster his Al-Ahli squad after they gained promotion to the Saudi Pro League

Pitso Mosimane could soon be working with a big-name player.

With the Saudi Arabian starting to attract some of football’s biggest stars, Al-Ahli Saudi don’t want to be left out of the loop.

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Pitso Mosimane's Al-Ahli Saudi are one of two Saudi Arabian sides interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Image: @Soccer_Laduma
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As noted by renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano, Al-Ahli are one of two sides interested in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The side, managed by the South African tactician, returns to the Saudi Pro League after winning the Yelo League title.

The Chelsea man will leave the English Premier League side at the end of the season, but there is yet to be a word on where he could end up next. Aubameyang has also been linked with a move back to Barcelona, a team he started the previous season with.

As noted by Talk Sport, Auba was even awarded a La Liga winners medal despite playing just eight minutes for the side.

Saudi football attracts big stars

The Saudi Arabian league has attracted much interest since Cristiano Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr.

The Portuguese superstar wants other stars to join him in the league and appears to be getting his wish as Karim Benzema has also decided to make a move. Benzema will join Al-Ittihad from Real Madrid.

As noted by The Mirror, Lionel Messi, Roberto Firmino, and Ilkay Gundogan are also on the Saudi shortlist.

Pitso hasn't been paid

Pitso Mosimane is not having the best of times in Saudi Arabia.

The South African tactician has enjoyed success at the club in the league, but things haven’t been the easiest off the field, Sports Brief reported.

Pitso's job is not guaranteed for next season as the club looks to replace him, and Jingles also recently revealed that he and his team had not been paid a salary since January.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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