Neymar Close to Joining Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal in a €90 Million Transfer

Neymar with Paris Saint-Germain in 2018
Neymar with Paris Saint-Germain in 2018. Photo by James Marsh/BPI/REX/Shutterstock (9381811ci)

Brazilian star attacker Neymar is reportedly heading to Saudi Arabia. According to multiple reports, Paris Saint-Germain accepted a €90 million offer from Al Hilal while the player is close to finalizing personal terms with the Saudi Pro League side.

Neymar will reportedly receive a two-year deal that comes with a €150 million annual salary. The agreement also comes with an option for a third year.

PSG was open to selling Neymar this summer as Ligue 1 champions work on revamping their roster under new head coach Luis Enrique. They held talks with Chelsea about the 31-year-old player, but the Premier League side was only interested in a loan move.

Al Hilal, on the other hand, was more than ready to part ways with a big transfer fee. They previously missed out on a number of targets, including Lionel Messi, and were eager to make a splash. With Neymar, they are now getting a star player still in his prime.

Neymar spent the past six seasons with Paris Saint-Germain after joining the French club in a world-record transfer from Barcelona. The Brazilian struggled to remain healthy during that time but was efficient when on the field. He helped PSG win five national titles while scoring 118 goals.