Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar is heading to Saudi Arabia.
France’s RMC Sports said on the 14th (Korean time), “Neymar is transferring to Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia,” and “the transfer fee will be 90 million euros plus a bonus.”스포츠토토
He added, “The medical test will be conducted,” adding, “The deal has been concluded.”
Al-Hilal caught Neymar on astronomical financial terms. According to another French media, Le Quipe, Al-Hilal offered Neymar 160 million euros (approximately 230 billion won) for two years.
Previously, Al-Hilal had offered a transfer fee of 300 million euros and an annual salary of 700 million euros to sign teammate Mbafe, but was rejected. It’s like using some of the money you tried to invest in Mfabe to recruit Neymar. In addition, he tried to recruit Lionel Messi before Mbappe.
There were rumors that Al-Hilal would offer a one-year loan to Barcelona to persuade Neymar, who prefers to stay in Europe, but transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano dismissed the possibility of a loan at all.
Paris Saint-Germain has classified Neymar out of power and has been negotiating with Al-Hilal. A Paris Saint-Germain source told AFP that “Neymar is no longer part of the club’s plan or Luis Enrique’s plan”.
Paris Saint-Germain have already prepared for the vacancy of Neymar by signing Ousmane Dembele after Goncalo Camus. In addition, Mbappe, who was classified as out of power this season due to a disagreement with the club, sutured the conflict and returned to training.
Al-Hilal have swept stars active on the European stage in this summer’s transfer market. Ruben Neves and Kalidou Koulibaly, who played an active role in the English Premier League, and Sergei Milinkovic Savic, one of Italy’s best midfielders in Serie A, all wore Al-Hilal uniforms. It was revealed that the club had spent 178 million euros on players so far in the transfer window this summer.
Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for a transfer fee of 222 million euros (approximately 298 billion won) in 2017, breaking the record for the highest transfer fee and annual salary ever.
In 2021, the contract period was left for one year, and it was surrounded by rumors of a breakup with Paris Saint-Germain, but in March of that year, a contract was signed to extend the contract period until 2025.
Neymar has scored 118 goals and provided 77 assists in 173 appearances over the past six seasons for Paris Saint-Germain. However, he suffered from injuries every season and could not play more than 30 games in a single season. 22 matches in the 2021-22 season is the record for the most league appearances in a season.
Neymar has won the league title with Paris Saint-Germain in five of six seasons, except for the 2020-21 season.