PSG forward Neymar is now on the verge of leaving the French Capital to join Al-Hilal this summer.
It seems that Neymar’s time at Paris Saint-Germain is coming to an end. Recall that he joined PSG in 2017 after the French side activated his release clause of €222 million ($243 million) at Camp Nou.
Neymar, who is currently 31 years old, is not considered a crucial player by the new head coach, Luis Enrique, as he constructs a fresh team.
The Parisians have expressed their willingness to sell Neymar to prioritize the formation of a younger and more ambitious team.
According to recent reports, an agreement has been reached between PSG and Al-Hilal, and Neymar has expressed his willingness in principle to join the Saudi Pro League club.
After failing to secure the signing of Lionel Messi, who ultimately chose to join Inter Miami while snubbing Al-Hilal and Barcelona, the Saudi club have now extended a substantial offer to Neymar.
According to transfer news, the Saudi Pro-League club are prepared to offer a fee of approximately €90m to bring the Brazilian player to Saudi Arabia.
Furthermore, Al Hilal and PSG are currently in the process of finalizing the agreement for Neymar, as he has reached a personal agreement with the Saudi club.
Additionally, Fabrizio Romano also confirmed that Al Hilal recently made a significant bid proposal to Neymar.
According to the Italian journalist, negotiations are currently taking place to reach a comprehensive agreement.
Neymar is reportedly enticed by this possibility, as efforts are already underway for the Brazilian international to soon depart from PSG.
Despite expressing his desire to leave PSG and rejoin Barcelona this summer, the Brazilian player ultimately chose to accept the lucrative offer from the Saudi club, which was simply too substantial to turn down.
Neymar and Al Hilal are currently engaged in advanced negotiations, and official documents have already been sent to the player’s representatives for review according to Romano.
Meanwhile, Neymar has recently stated his intention to depart from PSG during the upcoming summer.
PSG drew goalless against Lorient in their French Ligue 1 opener on Saturday, August 12, and the former Barcelona star was not included.
Neymar club career and achievement
Neymar began his professional club career at Santos FC in 2009, swiftly making a name for himself as one of the most promising young talents in Brazilian football.
During his inaugural season with the club, he made 48 appearances and scored an impressive total of 14 goals.
This remarkable achievement played a crucial role in Santos’ triumph in the Campeonato Paulista, the prestigious São Paulo state championship.
In the subsequent seasons, Neymar continued to make a strong impression on the field, earning numerous individual accolades.
Notably, he was awarded the prestigious Campeonato Brasileiro Série A Player of the Year title in both 2011 and 2012.
In addition, he played a crucial role in Santos’ victory in the 2011 Copa Libertadores, which is widely regarded as the most prestigious club competition in South America.
During his five-year tenure with Santos, Neymar showcased his exceptional skills by scoring an impressive total of 70 goals and providing 35 assists in 134 appearances.
Neymar’s stint at Barcelona FC
Neymar joined FC Barcelona in Spain in 2013.
During his tenure at Barcelona, Neymar achieved remarkable success, securing two La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey trophies, and the prestigious UEFA Champions League.
During his time with the Blaugrana, he managed to score an impressive total of 105 goals in 186 appearances.
His achievement at PSG
Despite facing recurring injuries in Paris, he played a crucial role in helping PSG achieve an extraordinary domestic quadruple during the 2019-20 season.
Additionally, he played a vital part in PSG’s journey to their first-ever Champions League final.
As a testament to his exceptional performance, he was honored with a spot in the UEFA Team of the Year for the second time in his career.
Ever since Neymar joined PSG, he has played a crucial role in the team’s success, contributing to their victories in various domestic competitions which includes four Ligue 1 titles and three Coupe de France trophies.
However, he has not yet been able to win the Champions League trophy while playing for PSG. To date, he has been the most prolific player for Les Parisiens, having scored 118 goals in 173 appearances.
Neymar’s international career
Neymar made his debut for the Brazilian national team at the age of 18 in August 2010.
Since then, he has emerged as one of the most significant players for the Seleção, showcasing his exceptional skills and creativity on the field, which have established him as a pivotal member of the team.
He currently shares the record for Brazil’s all-time goal scorer with Pele, both having scored 77 goals.
Neymar played a crucial role in Brazil’s victory at the 2013 Confederations Cup. He not only provided an assist but also scored a goal in the final match, leading his team to a resounding 3-0 win over Spain.
He was honored with the title of Player of the Tournament and received the prestigious Golden Ball award.