Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has agreed a blockbuster deal to sign for Saudi Pro League club Al-Hilal, claims RMC Sport’s Fabrice Hawkins.
Al-Hilal will pour around €90 million into PSG’s coffers, excluding bonuses, while Neymar will sign a two-year contract worth an eye-watering €160m with the option of an additional year.
The Brazilian will travel to the Middle East to undergo medical examinations before signing on the dotted line.
Neymar’s record at PSG is only missing a Champions League trophy, having made 173 appearances for the French giants, registering 118 goals and 77 assists.
Recurring injury problems have also been a highlight of his PSG career, and it proved to be problematic again last season after an ankle injury ended his campaign in February.
He had notched 18 goals and 17 assists in 29 appearances across all competitions, further demonstrating his importance to the PSG side.
Neymar still has two years left to run on his deal at the Parc des Princes but will leave the club this summer after being told he is not in Luis Enrique’s long-term plans.
He was left out of the goalless draw against Lorient on opening day and is set to join a host of Europe-based stars who have moved to the Saudi Pro League this summer.
Neymar reportedly preferred a return to Barca, where he won a treble under Enrique’s leadership. But the finances involved in a potential deal will be too much for the Spanish heavyweights to handle.
Barca only recently activated another economic lever that will see them receive a €180m windfall, and they were unwilling to spend a large chunk of the cash on Neymar.
The former Santos prodigy will join Kalidou Koulibaly, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Ruben Neves and Malcom at Al-Hilal.
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