Saudi princes join other Gulf players in bid for Premier League kudos

Issue 862 - 10 Oct 2009 | 6 minute read

It was the (literally) hands-on experience of the French-Algerian goalkeeper turned literary icon Albert Camus that caused him to observe: “After many years in which the world has afforded me many experiences, what I know most surely in the long run about morality and obligations, I owe to football.” In the harsh environment of arguably the world’s most high-profile sporting contest, the morality and obligations of a growing number of Gulf royals and businessmen are being tested in the English Premier League. Despite huge adverse publicity, Abu Dhabi’s representative in Manchester seems to be the most successful, and a number of clubs are looking to other Saudis for salvation.

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