The Brazilian footballer successfully finalized his transfer from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) to Al Hilal, capping a turbulent six-year stay at the French club.
Al Hilal and PSG settled on a transfer fee of reportedly 90 million euros ($98 million). The league, supported by the oil-rich state, would set a record with this sum as part of its spending binge on elite football personnel.
Approximately half of Cristiano Ronaldo‘s rumoured yearly wage, Neymar has been presented with a two-year deal that is estimated to pay the 31-year-old Brazilian star an annual salary of roughly $100 million. According to reports, the player’s additional perks will consist of a personal jet at his service constantly, a large mansion with a team of committed employees, earn €80,000 as a bonus for each win, and be rewarded with a mind-boggling €500,000 for each social media post or story he shares endorsing Saudi Arabia.
PSG onboarded Neymar from FC Barcelona in 2017 for a then-record 222 million euros ($242 million). Throughout his six seasons, he scored 118 goals in 173 games.