Brazilian sensation Neymar is set to join Saudi Pro League Al Hilal for two seasons on a $98.6 million transfer from PSG. Here we'll break down the details behind Ney's massive new contract to the Middle East.
How much will Neymar earn at Al Hilal?
Neymar's new contract details are eye-watering but expected, given what other big-name players have nailed down in the Saudi Pro League. Neymar will join ex-Premier League stars Kalidou Koulibaly and Ruben Neves at the most decorated club in Saudi Arabia.
The lucrative deal includes an annual salary of $164.5 million for two seasons. But that's only part of the whole story, as this figure might escalate with some cleverly structured bonuses.
As an added incentive, Foot Mercato discloses that Neymar will receive $86.5 million for each Al Hilal victory he participates in. This unexpected clause underscores the multifaceted and tailored nature of contemporary soccer agreements.
Like Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar will head to Riyadh with his girlfriend, Bruna Biancardi. In Saudi Arabia, unmarried couples can only live together in the same house if they are foreign. Partners can legally stay together in a hotel room but not in the same home.
Also, like CR7, Neymar will also gain access to a private jet on top of the Embraer Legacy 450 airplane he already owns.
Neymar established a new record (still stands) for the most expensive transfer fee in history with his $240 million move from Barcelona to PSG in 2017. That record fee still stands six years later. Neymar is the first footballer to accumulate over $00 million in transfer fees.