Neymar on Saudi:
“A new experience, a new challenge making history”
Brazilian superstar Neymar, 31, has joined Saudi Arabian professional soccer’s Al-Hilal,
카지노사이트 emphasizing that the rush of high-profile players from Europe to the Middle
East began with Cristiano Ronaldo, 38.
“I’m very happy to be in a new league, it’s a new experience, a new challenge,” Neymar
said on Al-Hilal’s YouTube channel on Sunday (Aug. 17), “and I’m looking forward to making history.”
Neymar, who made his debut for Brazilian side Santos, signed a two-year contract with Alhilal the previous day after stints at FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
The transfer fee is estimated to be 90 million euros ($131.5 million), with an annual salary of 150 million euros ($219 million).
The oil-rich Saudi league has been building up its roster since Ronaldo’s move to Al-Nasr in January, bringing in Karim Benzema, 온라인카지노 N’Golo Kante (Al Ittihad), Sadio Mane (Al Nasr) and now Neymar.
Neymar said: “Having a challenge boosts your pride. I want to help the (Saudi) league grow even more,” Neymar said.
“There have been a lot of changes. There are a lot of new players and the league is going to be very competitive.”
“I think it all started with Ronaldo,” Neymar said, “everyone said he was crazy, but now you can see the league growing.”
Al-Hilal holds the record for the most Saudi League titles (18).
Before Neymar, he brought in the likes of Hwang’s former Wolverhampton (England) teammates Nabil Neves and Kalidou Koulibaly.
“Meeting Ronaldo, Benzema, Roberto Firmino (Alonso) and others is motivating,” said Neymar, 카지노사이트존 who is looking forward to winning the title.