Neymar, the dramatic twist


By: Manu Tournoux

Neymar has planned everything in his career, already planning for the post-Al-Hilal era.

It was to everyone's surprise that Neymar joined Saudi Arabia last offseason, signing up for two years with Al-Hilal. Very quickly victim of a serious injury in the Brazilian selection – rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and the meniscus of the left knee – the person concerned has had a long convalescence since October and will probably not play again for the season.

After having paid a little more than 90 million euros to afford the services of the former Parisian, the Riyadh club should finally be able to benefit from the talents of the prodigy for the 2024-2025 financial year. But not beyond. Neymar has other plans, already confirmed if we are to believe the Brazilian press.

Return announced and scheduled

According to the media UOL Esporte in fact, the phenomenon would have informed a prominent member of the Santos Board of Directors that he wanted to return home at the end of his Saudi lease. A return home that has been on his mind since his departure for Barça in 2013 when he was only 19 years old.

Recently, the new president of the Santos club, Marcelo Texeira, confided that the operation was indeed being considered. “ I am full of hope. We are waiting for Neymar to return. We will soon retire the number 10, then the 11. Pelé can no longer wear the number 10, it will only be worn by a new star when we move up to the first division. And the 11th will also await the return of our star player. » Next year, then.

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