Neymar completes £78m move to Al-Hilal from Paris Saint-Germain – Superstar footballer Neymar has completed his £78m move to Saudi Pro League side Al-Hilal. Neymar left PSG after agreeing on a two-year deal with the PIF-backed club, one that is understood to be worth £130 million a year.
He becomes the biggest name in football to move to the oil-rich nation after Cristiano Ronaldo left England.
He rejected the possibility of a loan move to his former club Barcelona, which would have included an option to buy him outright next year.
The Brazilian was seen speaking to the Saudi club’s fans in a video on their social media pages where he is heard saying: ‘I am here in Saudi Arabia’.
‘It is inevitably difficult to say goodbye to a legend of the club, which Neymar will be forever,’ PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaïfi said.
‘I will never forget the day he arrived at Paris Saint-Germain, nor what he brought to ourbclub and our project over the past six years.
‘We have lived extraordinary moments and
Neymar will always be part of our history.
‘I would like to thank him and his family. We wish Neymar the best for the future and his next adventure.’
Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona in a world record £198m deal in 2017.
Overall, Neymar scored 118 times in 173
matches for PSG. He has won five Ligue 1 titles and three Coupe de France trophies.