After failing to sign Lionel Messi, Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia has now started trying to bring in another superstar of Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar. Messi left Al-Hilal and signed with MLS club Inter Miami. The club has started preparations to bring in Neymar as his replacement.
According to a CBS Sport report, representatives of Al-Hilal are currently in Paris. They are trying to secure the signature of the most expensive player in the world. For this, the Saudi club is preparing to offer a large amount for Neymar. In this case, the ball is in the court of the 31-year-old Brazilian player. Now whether he decides to end his career in Europe or go elsewhere remains to be seen.
Public Investment Fund (PIF), the owner of Al-Hilal, wanted to bring Messi into Al-Hilal and establish a ‘competition’ with Cristiano Ronaldo in Al-Nasser. After Messi did not come, the club is making every effort to bring in another high-profile player.
According to a CBS report, representatives of Al-Hilal have already arrived in Paris on Friday. In the news, it is said that the club is ready to pay Neymar an annual amount equal to 200 million euros that Ronaldo received. It is said that the 18-time Saudi league winning team is ready to pay up to 4.5 million euros to the French club for the transfer fee. However, formal discussions between the two clubs have not started on this issue.
The contract between PSG and Neymar expires in 2025. The club will be happy for any offer for Neymar. Because Neymar has been on the market for sale since last year. Neymar has been struggling with injuries since coming to Paris from Barcelona for a world record 22.2 million euros in 2017. Although Paris offered Neymar to other clubs in Europe, they did not show much interest.
On the other hand, for the upcoming season, there is speculation to bring in the top players from Europe in the Saudi Pro League. Former champions Al-Etihad have already signed Karim Benzema, while N’Golo Kante, Wilfried Zaha, Ilkay Gundogan, Riyad Maharez, Alexis Sanchez, Iago Aspas and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are also rumored to be moving to Saudi clubs.