Neymar and Al-Hilal have reached an agreement, and the official announcement is expected to confirm his transfer to the Arabian club soon. According to the terms of the deal, Neymar will receive a total sum of 320 million euros over two seasons. This amount is nearly double his current salary in France.
To finalize the move, only the completion of negotiations between Paris Saint-Germain and Al-Hilal regarding the transfer details is pending. Al-Hilal is said to have presented an initial proposal and initiated an agreement with PSG, intending to disburse around 100 million euros to the French club.
There were speculations in the Spanish media about the possibility of Neymar being loaned to Barcelona; however, this option doesn’t interest the Arabian club. Therefore, such an alternative has been discarded, and Neymar will directly proceed to strengthen the team led by Jorge Jesus.
Al-Hilal aims for titles in Arabian football
Al-Hilal has emerged as the primary investor in the transfer market of Saudi Arabia. For them, Neymar is the standout player they needed to complete their squad. They initiated negotiations with PSG’s approval, as Neymar was already excluded from their plans.
Neymar will join other renowned players in the Riyadh team. Players like Rúben Neves, formerly of Wolverhampton, signed for €55 million, Koulibaly, ex-Chelsea player, signed for €23 million, Milinkovic-Savic, formerly of Lazio, signed for €40 million, and Malcom, formerly of Zenit, signed for €60 million, have already been secured.
Similar to Mbappé and Verratti, Neymar wasn’t included in the lineup by coach Luis Enrique for PSG’s debut in the French Championship against Lorient, which took place last Saturday. The Paris team managed only a goalless draw at Parc des Princes.
After an absence of over five months due to a serious injury to his right ankle, Neymar underwent surgery in March, leading to missing the 2022/23 season. He recently returned to the field, playing just over a week ago and scoring two goals in a friendly against Jeonbuk from South Korea.