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Neymar Completes Move to Al-Hilal

 Neymar Completes Move to Al-Hilal

Neymar Completes Move to Al-Hilal
Neymar Completes Move to Al-Hilal(Image-Getty)

Brazilian forward Neymar has completed a transfer to Al-Hilal from Paris St Germain, the reigning champions of France, as announced by the Saudi Professional League (SPL) club on Tuesday.

While specific financial details were not disclosed, reports indicate that the deal is valued at approximately 90 million euros ($98.24 million) with additional incentives. The 31-year-old's move is contingent upon successfully passing a medical examination.

Neymar's journey to PSG began in 2017, when he made a groundbreaking transfer from Barcelona for a record-breaking fee of 222 million euros. Over the course of 173 appearances for the Parisian club, he showcased his exceptional skills by netting 118 goals and contributing significantly to their success, which included clinching five Ligue 1 titles.

In response to Neymar's departure, PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi shared his sentiments, stating, "Saying farewell to a club legend like Neymar is inevitably a challenging moment. He will forever hold a special place in our hearts."

Al-Khelaifi continued, "I vividly recall the day Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain, and the tremendous impact he has had on our club and its trajectory during the past six years. We have shared countless remarkable moments, and Neymar's legacy will always be an integral part of our history. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to him and his family."

Al-Hilal had also pursued Neymar's former teammates, French striker Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi. Ultimately, Messi opted for a move to Major League Soccer's Inter Miami.

Al Hilal, the most accomplished club in Saudi Arabia and Asia, boasts an impressive collection of 66 trophies, holding the record for the highest number of league championships (18) and Asian Champions League titles (4).

Bolstering their squad is of paramount importance for Al-Hilal, particularly following the announcement in June by the Saudi Public Investment Fund regarding an investment and privatization initiative encompassing sports clubs. This endeavor encompasses league champions Al-Ittihad, Al-Ahli, Al-Nassr, and Al-Hilal, and underlines the club's commitment to enhancing their competitive prowess.

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