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Al-Hilal to send emissaries to broker Neymar deal

Paris Saint-Germain megastar Neymar could become the latest extravagant purchase made by free-spending Saudi Arabian clubs this window. 

As per Santi Aouna of Foot Mercato, Saudi Pro League powerhouse Al-Hilal may dispatch a team of emissaries to negotiate the Brazilian’s move to Riyadh.

Lionel Messi’s departure from the Parc des Princes earlier in the summer might have been the last straw, as the 31-year-old forward expressed his desire to leave yesterday.

Although his father-agent was quick to deny the speculation soon after the news of Neymar’s ambition to cut ties with PSG broke, there’s a feeling the ex-Barcelona star won’t ply his trade in Paris next term.

With Al-Hilal taking a genuine interest in the injury-prone phenom, the likelihood of Neymar leaving Ligue 1 after six years has increased exponentially.

Known for pursuing their targets with determination and infinite cash supplies, the Saudis have taken the summer transfer market by storm, buying everything there is to buy. 

Jorge Jesus’ men remain on a quest to sign an elite forward after encountering firm resilience from Messi and Neymar’s long-term attacking partner Kylian Mbappe. 

The latter rejected a mouth-watering contract proposal from Al-Hilal in late July, a decision he could soon come to regret as PSG launched an action of epic proportion against him on Tuesday

However, Neymar may not be as hard to convince as the 24-year-old Frenchman, who has set his heart on joining La Liga powerhouse Real Madrid no matter the costs. 

It’s been a while since the Brazil international has fallen out of favour with PSG’s Ultras, while his lengthy spells on the sidelines continue to frustrate club chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi. 

The Qatari businessman could oversee an unprecedented transfer window in Paris as he looks willing to decompose his formidable attacking trio in a matter of months. 

Messi is already part of PSG’s history, Mbappe’s career in the capital is as good as dead, and it’s time for Neymar to accept his fate. 

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