Why I left European football for Saudi Arabia – Neymar

Neymar, the former PSG star, has revealed why he left the club for Saudi Arabia.

The Brazilian stated that his decision to the Middle East was driven by his goal to ‘be a global player’ rather than money.

Another factor given by the former Barcelona forward was his desire for “new challenges and opportunities in new places.”

Neymar, 31, has signed for Al Hilal at £80 million.

According to Sky Sports, the Brazilian will make £129.4 million every year.

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He agreed to terms with the Pro League club on a two-year contract.

Neymar has been heavily accused of fleeing Europe because of the huge sums of money he has been promised in Saudi Arabia.

“I have achieved a lot in Europe and enjoyed special times, but I have always wanted to be a global player and test myself with new challenges and opportunities in new places,” Neymar stated to the press for the first time after completing his move.

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

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