Neymar insists he was motivated to finish £78m transfer to Al-Hilal by his need to turn out to be a ‘global player’ after agreeing a £260m two-year deal in Saudi Arabia

Neymar has revealed that his determination to go away European soccer for Saudi Pro League aspect Al-Hilal was impressed by his ambitions to turn out to be a ‘global player’.

The Brazilian accomplished his £78 million switch to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday after leaving reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain after six years in France.

Neymar is about to earn a whopping £260 million after signing a two-year contract within the Middle East, however he has claimed his true causes for leaving PSG don’t have anything to do with the cash on provide.

The 31-year-old will obtain a hero’s reception as he’s unveiled as Al-Hilal’s newest summer season addition with the membership set to spend thousands and thousands in a ceremony.

After finishing his switch, the attacker defined: “I have achieved a lot in Europe and experienced special times, but I have always wanted to be a world player and test myself with new challenges and opportunities in new places.”

Neymar has revealed the explanations behind his need to affix Saudi Pro League aspect Al-Hilal

The Brazilian accomplished his £78 million switch to Al-Hilal on Tuesday after deciding to go away PSG

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“I want to make new sports history and the Saudi Pro League has tremendous energy and quality players right now.


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“I have heard and learned a lot that I follow a long list of Brazilian players who have played in Saudi Arabia over the years, so I think this is the place to be.

Al-Hilal is a huge club with fantastic fans and it is the best in Asia. This gives me the feeling that this is the right decision for me at the right time at the right club.

“I like winning and scoring goals and I intend to continue to do so in Saudi Arabia and with Al-Hilal,” he added.

The Brazil worldwide is leaving European soccer after spending 10 years on the continent the place he loved success at each Barcelona and PSG.

His time on the Catalan membership noticed him turn out to be a serial LaLiga winner together with profitable the Champions League, a destiny he was unable to duplicate in Paris.

A transfer to Saudi Arabia is the fruits of a summer season of lavish spending from the nation that has seen its ambitions to draw prime footballers take an enormous step ahead.

Neymar is the largest high-profile title to reach within the nation after Cristiano Ronaldo left England final December to pursue a transfer.

However, different stars have additionally cemented their spots with different Saudi Pro League golf equipment after deciding to money in on the huge payouts on provide.

Jordan Henderson left his put up as Liverpool captain to affix Al-Ettifaq, Riyad Mahrez opted to go away Man City regardless of profitable the Treble with the membership, whereas Sadio Mane ended a torrid one-season keep at Bayern Munich .

Neymar claims he needs to turn out to be a ‘global player’ after shifting to Saudi Arabia