Neymar to join Saudi Club Al-Hilal

The forward is joining the team soon…

It seems that the Saudi Pro League is gathering an all-star squad in every club. And it’s just been announced that Brazilian football legend Neymar is joining major Saudi club Al Hilal. The Neymar Al-Hilal transfer from Paris Saint-Germain F.C. is officially happening.

Active since 1957, Riyadh-based Al-Hilal, who play in blue, white and red, have been Saudi champions no less than 18 times. In the 2022/23 season, Al-Hilal finished third behind winners Al Ittihad and Cristiano Ronaldo’s team, Al Nassr.

The 31-year-old footballer has accepted a two-year contract for a whopping €160 million (£138m/$175m). Neymar became the most expensive player in the world when PSG signed him from Barcelona for €222m in 2017

Another major transfer was that of  Steven Gerrard. The former Liverpool and England player was appointed as head coach of Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ettifaq football team earlier this month. Last year, Al Ettifaq finished seventh in the Saudi Pro League out of 16 teams, with Al Ittihad FC winning the league. This season, 18 teams will compete for the coveted Saudi Pro League championship title.

The most notable football player to make a move to Saudi Arabia has been one of football’s biggest names, Cristiano Ronaldo. He made the move to Al Nassr football club in January 2023. The team finished second at the end of the 22/23 Saudi Pro League season. Last month, Real Madrid star Karim Benzema confirmed he would also be moving to Saudi Arabia ahead of the new season to play for current champions, Al Ittihad.

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