By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
In a stunning turn of events, Brazilian football superstar Neymar Jr has officially joined Al Hilal on a groundbreaking $300 million package, setting a new record for player salaries. The two-year deal, negotiated by his father Neymar Pai and renowned super agent Pini Zahavi, includes no option to extend. However, with potential add-ons and lucrative commercial deals, the total value of the contract could skyrocket to an astounding $400 million by 2025. This historic transfer has sent shockwaves through the football world, solidifying Neymar Jr’s status as one of the highest-paid players in the sport.
Fans and pundits alike are buzzing with excitement over this monumental move. Al Hilal’s acquisition of Neymar Jr not only showcases their ambition to compete at the highest level, but also highlights the growing influence of Middle Eastern clubs in the global football landscape.
Credit: Fabrizio Romano