The jaw-dropping salary Neymar is set to earn at new Saudi club Al-Hilal
PSG have accepted an offer thought to be around £77.6m from Al-Hilal for the 31 year-old, who is bringing the curtain down on his six-year stay in the French capital.
Neymar joined the Ligue 1 champions from Barcelona for a world record transfer fee of £200m in 2017, going on to make 173 appearances for the Parisians and winning 13 trophies.
The forward had not been part of Luis Enrique’s plans for the new season and his departure is an example of the club moving away from the ‘Galacticos’ era of buying players for huge fees on big wages.
However, the big-spending Saudi Arabia, who have already amassed an impressive array of talent in the Kingdom, are happy to not only pick up Neymar’s already lush salary, but in fact offer him significantly more.
Let’s take a look at how much Neymar will be earning from his new contract.
How much will Neymar earn at Al-Hilal?
According to Sky, Neymar will be earning £129.4 million per year at Al-Hilal.
This is around six times the figure he was reported to be earning at PSG.
Whilst Neymar’s new wage is impressive, he won’t quite be the best-paid player in the Saudi Pro League.
That tag falls to Cristiano Ronaldo, who is earning £3.6 million a week with Al-Nassr.
Neymar’s soon-to-be former teammate Kylian Mbappe, meanwhile, was offered a staggering £604 million a year by Al-Hilal last month which would have made the Frenchman the best-paid sportsperson ever.
However, Mbappe turned down the offer – and he could now even be set to sign a new deal with PSG having previously been keen to join Real Madrid as a free agent next year.
According to L’Equipe, Neymar’s close friend Lionel Messi was offered £434 million per year by an unnamed Saudi club in May.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner instead elected to head to the MLS with David Beckham’s Inter Miami.
Neymar’s reported salary at Al-Hilal
- Per year: £129.4 million
- Per month: £10.8 million
- Per week: £2.5 million
- Per day: £354.5k
- Per hour: £14.7k
- Per minute: £246.19
- Per second: £4.10
Which famous players do Al-Hilal have?
Al-Hilal’s squad currently includes former Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly, ex-Wolves hero Ruben Neves and former Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Brazilian winger Malcom and ex-Porto striker Moussa Marega also play for the club, who are managed by Portuguese veteran Jorge Jesus.
Al-Hilal are the most decorated team in Asia, with 66 official honours to their name, including a record eight AFC Champions League titles. They are also widely recognised as the most supported club on the continent