Neymar sets course for Al-Hilal with a million-dollar contract

The Brazilian leaves PSG after six seasons


Brazilian striker Neumar Junior became a new player for Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal on Tuesday, after six seasons at Paris Saint-Germain, one more transfer to a league that continues to attract stars.

Both PSG and Al-Hilal made the move that had been talked about in recent days official. In the midst of Kylian Mbappé’s soap opera, which in recent hours does not seem to point to an imminent departure from the French capital, Neymar heads to the Saudi League in a transfer of close to 100 million euros.

The astronomical figure would be that of the player’s earnings, as published by Sky News, which would be 150 million euros each of the two seasons he has signed. PSG fired him as the “history” of the club in a statement, recalling his past and his signing from FC Barcelona in 2017.

Over the seasons, the Brazilian added four Ligue 1 titles at PSG (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023), two French Cups (2020 and 2021), one League Cup (2020) and three Trophies of Champions (2018, 2020 and 2022).

The thorn was the Champions League, as well as an irregular level and the injuries that, above all, took away his prominence in the ‘Champions’. The arrival of the Spanish coach Luis Enrique Martínez to the Parisian bench did not combine with the continuity of a Neymar who, at 31, follows the path of other football figures.

Cristiano Ronaldo opened the door followed by Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, Jordan Henderson, Ruben Neves, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Riyad Mahez. The Brazilian international will be a teammate at Al-Hilal with Ruben Neves, Kalidou Koulibaly and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, other millionaire signings from the club.