Neymar, the newly signed player for Al Hilal, attributes his recent transfer to the Saudi Pro League to Al Nassr and Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo. The €90 million transfer from PSG marks the end of his decade-long stay in European football, which also included stints at Barcelona.
In an interview with the club’s channel, the 31-year-old expressed his belief that Cristiano Ronaldo played a pivotal role in sparking interest among players to move to the Middle East. He commented, “I think Cristiano Ronaldo initiated this trend, and even though people initially labeled him as ‘crazy’ and doubted his decision, we now witness the league flourishing.”
Neymar further stated his readiness for a fresh challenge after embracing a shift to a “competitive league.” He highlighted the growth of competitiveness, particularly due to significant signings made during the summer transfer window. He emphasized his attraction to challenges, mentioning his goal to contribute to the league’s advancement.
He shared his enthusiasm for embarking on a new journey with Al Hilal and his teammates. His focus lies on achieving objectives, securing titles, and fulfilling the club’s aspirations. Neymar expressed his eagerness to play a pivotal role in the club’s pursuit of success.
This summer, Neymar joins a growing list of prominent European stars who have made the move to the Saudi League, solidifying its increasing appeal and significance.
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