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La Liga, Spanish Second Division Clubs Sign Saudi Arabian Players

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 01 / 23 / 18

La Liga sides Villarreal, Leganés and Levante announced loan signings of Saudi Arabia internationals until the end of the season as part of "an agreement between La Liga and the Arab state's authorities," according to the PA. Spanish second division sides Sporting Gijón, Numancia,...

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