Neymar, who moved to “the right place for Saudi Arabia,” said warm goodbye to Lee Kang-in, saying, “You are already in my heart.”
Neymar chose ‘Oil Money’. He said goodbye to Lee Kang-in (PSG). He promised good performance in the Saudi Arabian league.
Al-Hilal announced on its official SNS account on the 16th (Korea Standard Time) that “I signed Neymar from Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).”
The contract period is two years until 2025, and Neymar’s shirt number is 10.
Although the terms of the contract are not known, Neymar’s transfer fee is 90 million euros (about 131.6 billion won), according to the soccer statistics media “Transfermarkt.”
Neymar is getting a huge salary. (Reporter) Transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano explained that Neymar is earning an annual salary of $300 million (about 4007 billion won) for two years. Some say that if additional options are achieved, they can receive up to $400 million (about 534.2 billion won).
Neymar took off his Barcelona uniform for £200 million (about KRW 339.6 billion) in 2017 and joined PSG, setting the world’s highest transfer fee, but left for the “oil money” Middle East at the age of 31.
The preseason match against Jeonbuk Hyundai in South Korea earlier this month became Neymar’s farewell match at PSG. He suffered a chronic ankle injury during the game in February and finished the season early on the operating table. Neymar missed the preseason this summer due to injury, and returned only against Jeonbuk.
Even before his unofficial return, he scored multiple goals and flew. He showed off his class by breaking expectations and playing full-time, and worked with Lee Kang-in, who became a close friend, for about 20 minutes. Neymar’s performance was enough to raise expectations for his performance in the 2023-2024 season.
However, PSG had no intention of accompanying Neymar this season. PSG wanted to get away from the ‘Galactico’ era, where the squad was made up of star players receiving huge salaries, and young players were also trying to reorganize the team. Neymar was also listed as a cleanup target, and the result of saying goodbye was met.
Neymar, who transferred, said, “I want to write a new history.” “The Saudi Arabia league is achieving great growth with great energy and high-quality players. So I believe this is the right place for me.”
“Al Hilal is a huge club with fantastic fans. I like to score goals and win. We plan to continue doing it here.”
Neymar said goodbye to Lee Kang-in in a PSG uniform on the 9th of last month.
On this day, Lee Kang-in said goodbye to Neymar through his social media account. “It was a short time, but it was special for me,” he said. “Thank you very much. “I wish you all the best”
Lee Kang-in has become rapidly close to Neymar over the past month. He also stayed by his side when he visited Korea earlier this month and played a pre-season game against Jeonbuk Hyundai, creating a “bromance,” but Kang In-mar’s picture was broken before he could even match the total on the ground this season.
Neymar posted Lee Kang-in’s post again, saying, “It was a short time, but it is already in my heart. See you later, son.”