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Neymar joins Ighalo’s former club Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal, to earn €300m

NEYMAR has completed his move to Saudi Arabia to join Al Hilal, the former club of Nigeria international Odion Ighalo.

The move was confirmed today by Saudi Arabia’s most successful club, and the Brazil forward signed a two-year contract.

“The board of directors of Al Hilal Club have completed the signing procedures with the number 10 of the Brazilian national team and its historical top scorer, equalling Pele, and the star of Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar Junior,” the club announced.

The contract papers were signed at the Four Seasons Hotel in Paris, France.

Al Hilal will pay around €100m transfer fee to Paris Saint-Germain for Neymar while the 31-year-old superstar is reportedly set to earn up to €300m in salaries and add-ons for the two years of his contract.

The club, who have more Saudi Pro League titles (18) than any other club and four AFC Champions League trophies, attempted to sign Lionel Messi before he opted to join Inter Miami in the United States of America.

Neymar is one of the biggest names in football and he joined PSG for €220m (which is still the world record transfer fee) in August 2017 from Barcelona, making 173 appearances for the French giants and registering 118 goals and 77 assists.

He is the latest big star in the Saudi Arabia Pro League from the European leagues, following the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Sadio Mane and Kalidou Koulibaly.

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