Neymar completes Al-Hilal transfer with Brazil star to earn record £2.5m-a-WEEK salary | The Sun

NEYMAR has joined Al-Hilal from Paris Saint-Germain for an initial £77.6million.

The Brazilian is set to pick up a record salary worth up to £314million over two years.

The 31-year-old made it clear to PSG chiefs earlier this month that he wanted to leave Parc des Princes.

He has now penned a two-year deal to play in the Saudi Pro League.

According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Neymar will earn in the region of £257million over two seasons.

This equates to around £2.5m a week.


Neymar agrees Al-Hilal move from PSG that will see star earn £2.5m-A-WEEK

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Neymar's total financial package could then rise as high as £314m for just two seasons – depending on add-ons and commercial deals.

Upon his arrival, the former Barcelona star said: "I am here in Saudi Arabia, I am Hilali."

Neymar played 173 times for PSG, scoring 118 goals and laying on 77 assists.

He won five Ligue 1 titles, three Coupes de France, two Coupes de la Ligue and was a Champions League runner-up during his time in Paris.

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The Brazil star becomes the latest in a long line of high-profile players to move to Saudi Arabia this summer.

He joins Kalidou Koulibaly, Ruben Neves, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Malcom at Al-Hilal.

While the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, N'Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez are among those to have also moved to the Saudi Pro League.

Upon Neymar's departure, PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi hailed him as a "club legend".

He said: "It is naturally difficult to say goodbye to a legend of the club, which Neymar will always be. I will never forget the day he arrived at PSG, nor what he brought to the club and to our project over the course of these six years.

"We have lived through extraordinary times and Neymar will always be a part of our history. I want to thank him, as well as his family. We wish Neymar the best for the future and for his next adventure."

Al-Hilal are also chasing Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

SunSport revealed that the Saudi side have made a £43million bid for the Serbian ace.

Al-Hilal are hopeful of completing a deal for the 28-year-old, but are unlikely to bid any higher should Fulham reject their latest offer.

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