Al-Hilal was left at the alter alongside FC Barcelona, with Lionel Messi opting to join Inter Miami. However, they’re still looking for their superstar player and the club’s next target is Neymar Jr.
CBS Sports reported on Sunday, citing sources, that senior representatives from Al-Hilal flew to Paris on Friday, planning to test the waters around Neymar’s camp and confirm whether the 31-year-old is open to moving to Saudi Arabia.
Furthermore, the Paris Saint-Germain star’s salary would be similar to Al-Nassr’s Cristiano Ronaldo, whose total package is around €200 million annually. Now, the Brazilian is willing to pay the French giants a transfer fee for Neymar.
The report from CBS Sports reveals that Al-Hilal is willing to pay in the area of €45 million as a transfer fee; nonetheless, the Saudi Arabian club has yet to open any conversations with PSG.
Neymar’s future with the Ligue 1 side is uncertain, so PSG would accept any approach for Neymar, whose contract expires in 2025. The capital club already has Messi’s wages coming off their books; it would be ideal for them also to have Neymar’s.
Having financial flexibility with Messi and Neymar’s salary gone allows sporting advisor Luis Campos to build a more well-rounded squad.