Brazil forward Neymar is on transfer to Saudi Arabia Pro League side after Al Hilal agreed a two-year deal with Paris St Germain, Saudi state media reported on Monday.
A deal the French newspaper L’Equipe said could net 31-year-old Neymar 160 million euros ($175 million). The transfer fee was reported to be about 90 million euros plus add-ons and subject to completing a medical.
Al Hilal, manager Portuguese coach Jorge Jesus said Neymar is expected to arrive in Riyadh on Wednesday to be presented to fans at King Fahd Stadium.
Neymar, who joined PSG in 2017 from Spanish club Barcelona for a world record transfer fee of 222 million euros ($243 million), missed PSG’s league opener against Lorient on Saturday due to a viral infection.
The Brazilian was contracted to stay in the French capital until 2025 and has 118 goals in 173 appearances, capturing numerous trophies including five Ligue 1 titles, but is no longer considered a key player in coach Luis Enrique’s squad.
The most successful club in Saudi Arabia and Asia, Al Hilal have won 66 trophies and hold the record for league and Asian Champions League titles, with 18 and four of them respectively.Follow us on social media