Brazilian star Neymar Junior joins Al Hilal, eyes a fresh career phase in Saudi Arabia. The 31-year-old is set to earn over €300 million during his stay. Neymar is excited about the energy and talent in the Saudi Professional League, aiming to create a new chapter.
With his contract signed at Paris’s Georges V hotel, Neymar is now Al Hilal’s new forward. He expressed his enthusiasm for the club, describing it as enormous with fantastic supporters. He sees Al Hilal as the best in Asia and aims to continue winning and scoring goals in Saudi Arabia. Among familiar faces like Senegalese Kalidou Koulibaly, Portuguese Ruben Neves, and Brazilian Malcom, Neymar is ready to make his mark in the Saudi football scene.
“I want to write a new history, and the Saudi Professional League has fantastic energy and quality players, and it’s in full growth right now, so I think it’s the ideal place,” he stated on the official social media channels of the Saudi club.
The Brazilian also shared his thoughts on his new club’s website:
“Al-Hilal is a massive club with fantastic supporters, and it’s the best in Asia. I love winning and scoring goals, and I intend to continue doing so in Saudi Arabia and with Al-Hilal.”
Neymar’s transfer from PSG to Al Hilal marks a significant shift in his career, taking him to a region that might have seemed improbable a few years ago. The move reflects the growing influence and appeal of football in the Gulf region, attracting top-tier talent like Neymar.
As he embarks on this new journey, all eyes will be on his performance and impact on Saudi football. With his exceptional skills and international recognition, Neymar’s presence in Al Hilal is expected to elevate the profile of the Saudi Pro League and contribute to its continued growth.