Saudi club Al-Hilal signs PSG striker Neymar to a 2-year deal

Neymar has reportedly signed a 2-year contract with Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal.

Sunday’s L’Equipe reported that the PSG and Brazil forward will receive 160 million euros ($175 million US) over two seasons. Neymar, who has also been linked to Barcelona, had no transfer fee disclosed.

The AP has requested PSG to confirm the deal. The response was delayed.

PSG has Neymar until 2025.

After training alone on Friday, Neymar missed PSG’s season-opening 0-0 draw against Lorient in the French league on Saturday. The club said he was recovering from a viral infection. Neymar may leave PSG in the summer transfer window.

Six years ago, Kylian Mbappe joined PSG from Monaco for 180 million euros, and the 31-year-old Brazilian joined from Barcelona for a world-record 222 million euros (now $244 million).

Al-Hilal offered PSG a record $332 million for Mbappe, who is in the final year of his contract and has been in a transfer impasse. Mbappe, who reportedly refused to meet with Saudi club executives in Paris last month, is firmly connected with a free transfer to Real Madrid next season.

Mbappe returned to training on Sunday after “constructive and positive talks” with PSG.

Mbappe missed Saturday’s match with Lorient after missing training. Marco Verratti, who joined PSG in 2012, was also overlooked by Luis Enrique.