Neymar (31) went to the Saudi Arabian league and Cristiano Ronaldo (28, Al Nasr) is not without influence.
In a YouTube interview with the Al-Hilal club on the 17th (Korean time), Neymar revealed the reason he went to Saudi Arabia.
He said, “All of this was started by Ronaldo,” referring to Ronaldo heading to “Oil Money” Al Nasr in January.
Starting with Ronaldo, the Saudi league raked in world-class players such as Karim Benzema (Al Ittihad), N’Golo Kante (Al Ittihad), and Roberto Firmino (Al Ahli). Neymar here.
Neymar said: “(When Ronaldo went to the Saudi league), everyone said, ‘Ronaldo is crazy’. But now you can see that the league is getting bigger.”
“Competitiveness is important, and that is why I came to Saudi Arabia. Taking on a challenge in a place like this often boosts self-esteem. I am excited to meet the best players on other teams.”
“I will do my best for the team,” he stressed.
Previously, on the 16th, Al Hilal announced that it had acquired Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
His contract is for two years, until 2025, and Neymar’s shirt number is 10.
The detailed terms of the contract are not known, but according to ‘TransferMarkt’, a media specializing in soccer statistics, Neymar’s transfer fee is 90 million euros (approximately 131.6 billion won).
Neymar receives a huge salary. Reporter Fabrizio Romano, an expert in the transfer market, explained that Neymar will receive an annual salary of 300 million dollars (approximately 400.7 billion won) over two years. He is also said to be able to receive up to 400 million dollars (approximately 534.2 billion won) if he achieves additional options.
Neymar took off his Barcelona uniform in 2017 for 200 million pounds (approximately 339.6 billion won) and joined PSG, setting the world’s highest transfer fee record, but at the age of 31, he left for ‘oil money’ Middle East.
The pre-season match against Jeonbuk Hyundai in Korea earlier this month became Neymar’s farewell match at PSG. He suffered a chronic ankle injury during a game in February, and ended the season early by going on the operating table. Neymar was absent from the preseason this summer due to an injury, and only returned in the match against Jeonbuk.
From his unofficial comeback, he scored multiple goals and flew wildly. He broke expectations and showed off his class by digesting full-time, and he also worked with Lee Kang-in, who became a close friend, for about 20 minutes. Neymar’s play was enough to raise expectations for his performance in the 2023-2024 season.먹튀검증
But Neymar has decided to part ways with PSG. A fresh start in Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, Neymar is expected to enjoy more than imagined benefits in Saudi Arabia.
According to the British media ‘The Sun’ on the 16th, Neymar requested three luxury cars for himself from the owner of Al Hilal. He also demanded that he give his attendants four Mercedes G wagons and a Mercedes van. He said that the driver must also be there.
The three luxury cars Neymar requested are a Bentley Continental GP, an Aston Martin DBX and a Lamborghini Huracan.
Neymar also requested that the driver be on standby 24 hours a day for him and his friends and family. He also requested that the refrigerator be stocked at all times with juices from his favorite brands and beverages for friends and family.
He also asked Al-Hilal to install three saunas in the house and to hire five full-time staff, including a chef and two cleaners, to help the personal chef from Brazil.
‘The Sun’ also reported, “Neymar demanded that the owner of Al-Hilal bear all expenses incurred at hotels and restaurants he visits on his days off.