Neymar agrees to join Al Hilal from Paris St Germain


L’Équipe reported this afternoon that Neymar has reached an agreement with Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal on the terms of a two-year deal, while talks with Paris Saint-Germain are still ongoing.

The Brazilian, who has just returned from a long injury absence following reconstructive ankle ligament surgery, was among a group of players told by the Ligue 1 champions last week to find new clubs.

According to L’Équipe newspaper, the 31-year-old’s six-season spell in the French capital will now come to an end, although he was still under contract for a further four campaigns. Talks are still ongoing between the two clubs, but the striker’s departure is now considered a given.

Neymar will earn €160m over two years with Al-Hilal, which is owned by the Gulf state’s sovereign wealth fund.

He became the latest in a long line of players to move to Saudi Arabia this summer as part of the country’s lucrative push into European football. He will play alongside Kalidou Koulibaly, Rubén Neves and former Bordeaux winger Malcom at the Riyadh-based club.

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