However who’ve proved to be the excellent additions? Weve picked out a quintet of signings and proven how theyve made such a sterling impression.
DRISS FETTOUHI (AL HAZEM)
There was no nice fanfare when Fettouhi ended a 3-yr stint at relegated Arabian Gulf League-outfit Dibba Al Fujairah and headed for the Kingdom.
His excellent performances since, nonetheless, have effectively exceeded these small expectations. The dominant Moroccan has been, comfortably, one of the premier midfielders in the competitors.
A tally of eight assists has put him degree in second place with revered compatriot Nordin Amrabat. He was bought for 8.5 million from the Premier Leagues Watford in August 2018 by eventual champions Al Nassr.
Highlights so far embody the incisive low cross that dissected the backtracking Ettifaq defence and despatched Abdoul Karim Yoda clear to attain, plus an earlier exhibition of this imaginative and prescient for Mansour Hamzis successful aim in opposition to Al Ahli Jeddah.
Standout statistic: Hazems 2018/19 SPL main help maker was Syria playmaker Yousef Kalfa on 4. Fettouhi has already doubled this determine, with eight fixtures to fulfil.
SAAD BGUIR (ABHA)
There’s a motive that Tunisia ahead Bguir is now so extensively coveted.
The slight attacking midfielder has present the gas for promoted Abhas rise to a strong ninth in the standings. This impression was, even, felt on the opening day with a aim and an help in the eventual 4-2 defeat to heavyweights Al Hilal.
Bguir is, merely, an all-spherical menace. The North Africas set-items are at all times on level, evaluate final months 30-yard free-kick at Ettifaq for proof, whereas he reveals actual poise in possession.
Standout statistic: Has been straight concerned in 37.5 per cent of Abhas 32 SPL targets (seven targets, five assists).
JANG HYUN-SOO (AL HILAL)
Razvan Lucescu made his mark early at Hilal.
The Romanian created a stir when he despatched Australia centre-again Milos Degenek again to Crimson Stars Belgrade six months since his heralded, 3.6m arrival and changed him with ex-South Korea worldwide Jang. This daring name, nonetheless, has confirmed an astute one by the man who engineered hallowed success in the 2020 AFC Champions League.
Jangs superiority in possession quickly confirmed; his 2019/20 cross accuracy (92.5 per cent) and ahead cross accuracy (87.5 per cent) is superior to Degeneks 2018/19 SPL statistics of 89.2 per cent cross accuracy and 81.Four per cent ahead cross accuracy. Hilal have additionally conceded 12 in Jangs 15 SPL run-outs, whereas Degeneks 10 top-flight matches noticed 13 let in.
Standout statistic: Jang has gained 100 per cent of his slide tackles in the SPL, two of the three coming in Octobers 2-1 derby reversal to champions Al Nassr.
YOUSSEF EL JEBLI (AL FAISALY)
For Faisalys security-first method to work, a magican remains to be required.
That man for 2019/20 has been the spectacular El Jebli. The Dutch attacking midfielder has been a revelation this time period upon a cut price transfer from De Graafschap final August.
His duties had been broadened by Luisinhos exit to Al Wehda in January. A move of 4 targets and five assists have adopted in the final seven SPL fixtures.
Standout statistic: Sits fourth in SPL for mixed targets and assists (five targets, 9 assists)
YOUSSOUF NIAKATE (AL WEHDA)
It has been a pleasure to look at Niakate blossom for Wehda.
The 27-year-previous ahead got here to Saudi Arabia on the again of a breakthrough marketing campaign at Belgiums Union SG. Hes gone on to enrapture audiences together with his chopping dribbling abilities and irrepressible eye for aim.
Niakate doesn’t boast the peak anticipated of lone centre forwards, but his array of abilities and physicality makes him a handful. With 12 targets and three assists, hes a contender for Participant of the Season for Jose Daniel Carrenos excessive-flying outfit.
Standout statistic:Niakate’s 76 touches is the 10th most in the 2019/20 SPL.
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