Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has agreed to join Saudi Pro League side Al Hilal, the arch-rival of Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr, as per reports from France.
The same report also adds that the player will earn more than 160 million euros at the club after spending six years in the French capital.
Neymar joined PSG in 2017 from Barcelona for a then world record transfer fee of €222 million. The Brazilian has represented the Parisian side 112 times, scoring 82 goals.
PSG, which had lost Lionel Messi earlier this year, is also struggling to hold onto its French superstar Kylian Mbappe, who has been trying to arm-twist his side into making an exit.
If Neymar does make the move to Al Hilal, it will be one of the biggest signings for the Saudi league, which has attracted some eye-catching talents from Europe, beginning with Cristiano Ronaldo last season.
Al Hilal had tried to sign the Brazilian’s PSG team mate Kylian Mbappe. They were also reportedly interested in Argentine Lionel Messi who opted to join Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami.
The most successful club in Saudi Arabia and Asia, Al Hilal has won 66 trophies and holds the record for league and Asian Champions League titles, with 18 and four.
Strengthening the squad is a priority for the Riyadh-based club, as the Saudi Public Investment Fund announced in June an investment and privatisation project for sports clubs involving league champions Al Ittihad, Al Ahli, Al Nassr and Al Hilal.
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