Neymar is Hilali

Neymar da Silva officially signs a contract to join Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal
Neymar is Hilali
Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior

Saudi Arabia continues to make waves in sports, as Neymar da Silva officially signs a contract to join Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal. The two year contract has Neymar transferring from Paris Saint-Germain. The Saudi Pro League is also eyeing Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhães.

Al-Hilal announced the news on X, with a post saying, “Neymar is Hilali.” A video announcement was also released featuring the Brazilian star. On Sunday, PSG finalized a contract with Neymar for a sum of €80 million ($88 million), which has the potential to escalate to as much as €120 million ($131 million) contingent upon various factors. This transaction sets a new record as the highest-priced departure in the history of Les Parisiens, making it a milestone in PSG’s financial history. 

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With his move, Neymar is looking to make more than €100 million ($110 million). The player is said to be enjoying unparalleled perks, which include a luxurious mansion, access to private jets, and a fleet of high-end cars. The extravagance is a testament to the generous hospitality extended by the Saudi Arabian authorities to lure top-tier talent to the country.

According to Neymar, once his two-year contract with Al-Hilal is up, he will most likely be returning to Europe to gear up for the 2026 World Cup. 

Additionally, Arsenal defender Gabriel Magalhães could be headed for a transfer to Saudi Arabia. The move would further enable the Saudi Pro League to compete at a higher, international level. Although Arsenal is not looking to make any deals at the moment, the temptation of the big money deals may intrigue Gabriel.

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