Neymar's chapter at PSG are set to close shortly, as soon as Monday in fact, as all parties have come to an agreement for the Brazilian's move to Saudi Arabia side Al Hilal.
PSG's intention to part ways with Neymar, who still had several years left on his contract, has materialized during this 2023 summer transfer window after months and years of trying to come up with a solution for his departure.
Multiple reputed sources, including L'Equipe, are reported that Neymar, 31, will move to Saudi Arabia for a fee of nearly €100m. The initial payment will be €80m with the potential to reach the final figure through bonuses.
Despite PSG's initial reluctance to part with a player of Neymar's stature at a cheap price, they have managed to finalize a transfer agreement with Al-Hilal for a reasonable amount of money on par with PSG's valuation of the player. The final details of the deal are expected to be finalized in the coming hours.
The Saudi club is preparing official documents for the transfer and has arranged a medical examination for Neymar, awaiting the green light from the player's representatives. Neymar, according to FootMercato, will undergo said medical in Paris on Monday ahead of the final contract signing.
This will be the highest fee received by PSG in the history of the club, spanning more than 50 years, and all key figures of the club including president Nasser Al-KhelaIfi, sporting advisor Luis Campos, and new manager Luis Enrique agreed this was the best solution as Neymar wasn't on the plans of PSG going forward.
When completed, the sale will end Neymar's six-year spell at PSG following his arrival from Barcelona in 2017 for a monster lump sum of €222m.
Neymar will try to stay active to reach the 2026 World Cup in shape before calling it quits and hanging his boots for good putting a brochure to a legendary career after the international tournament takes place in North America in three years.