Neymar Junior’s impending move is making waves in the football world, as he inches closer to joining Saudi Pro League’s Al-Hilal from his long-standing stint with Paris Saint-Germain.
After spending the past six years as a standout player for Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar has reportedly expressed his desire to part ways with the club. This decision is paving the way for his transition to the Saudi Pro League, where he’s set to sign a two-year contract with Al-Hilal, becoming part of a growing list of European stars making their mark in Saudi Arabia, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, and Sadio Mane.
The saga surrounding Neymar’s departure has been one of anticipation and waiting, with Paris Saint-Germain reportedly attempting to sell him over the course of three transfer windows. However, the right offer never materialized.
According to reports from Sky Sports, Al-Hilal is prepared to pay a hefty €90 million for Neymar, a player for whom Paris Saint-Germain once shattered the world record by paying €222 million in 2017.
Neymar’s recent ankle injury, which occurred in March, took him out of action for the remainder of the season. As Paris Saint-Germain welcomed a new manager in the form of Luis Enrique, Neymar’s role within the team came into question, and his status as a key player seemed uncertain.
Looking beyond the pitch, Neymar’s new venture promises both financial rewards and luxurious perks. Al-Hilal’s reported transfer fee of €90 million will be accompanied by a substantial salary of €160 million over a span of two seasons. This financial package, while impressive, is still overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s earnings.
Off the field, Neymar will enjoy privileges such as a private plane and a lavish mansion complete with a dedicated staff to cater to his needs. In addition to these amenities, he’s set to receive notable bonuses and incentives, including a reported €80,000 bonus for each victory achieved by Al-Hilal.
Neymar’s partnership with Saudi Arabia will extend to his social media presence, with the Brazilian star expected to earn €500,000 for each post or story promoting the country on his platforms.
While Neymar’s lucrative two-year deal will undoubtedly make headlines, it’s Cristiano Ronaldo’s exceptional £177.1 million annual offer from the Saudi Pro League that stands as a benchmark in terms of earnings.
As Neymar embarks on this new chapter of his career, the football world watches with anticipation, eager to see how his journey unfolds in the rich tapestry of luxury and competition.