- Al-Ittihad's new stars arrive
- Benzema, Kante and Jota signed in summer
- Nuno gave each a warm welcome
WHAT HAPPENED? The Saudi Pro League champions started their preseason preparations this week as they prepare to defend their crown. Benzema, Kante and Jota arrived alongside their team-mates and the Portuguese coach gave each a warm embrace in a video that was shared on social media.
THE BIGGER PICTURE: Benzema and Kante were signed by the Saudi giants in free transfers from Real Madrid and Chelsea respectively, while Jota joined from Celtic in a deal worth £25 million ($32m).
WHAT NEXT FOR AL-ITTIHAD? The Jeddah side will compete in the Arab Club Champions Cup later this month, starting with a game against ES Tunis on July 27. The Saudi Pro League will kick off on August 11.