Neymar joins Saudi club Al-Hilal in two-year deal


Neymar has signed a two-year contract at Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal after six years with Paris St Germain in which the Brazilian forward won several domestic trophies but not the Champions League the club craves.

No financial details were disclosed on Tuesday but the fee was reported to be about €90 million ($98.24 million) plus add-ons and subject to a medical for the 31-year-old.

French newspaper L'Equipe said the deal could net Neymar €160 million.

Saudi Professional League (SPL) club Al-Hilal announced that Neymar had signed a contract until 2025, with the Brazilian saying, "I am here in Saudi Arabia, I am Hilali" in a video on the team's social media accounts.

"I have achieved a lot in Europe and enjoyed special times, but I have always wanted to be a global player and test myself with new challenges and opportunities in new places," he said after signing the contract on Tuesday in Paris.

"I want to write new sporting history, and the Saudi Pro League has tremendous energy and quality players at the moment.

"I have heard a lot and learned that I am following a long list of Brazilian players who have played in Saudi Arabia over the years, so I believe it is the desired place.

"I love winning and scoring goals, and I plan to continue doing that in Saudi Arabia and with Al-Hilal."

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