PSG Plans to Revamp Squad after Messi’s Departure
PSG is determined to invest heavily in the upcoming summer transfer window to build a squad that can compete at the highest level. Astonishingly, their star player Neymar JR may not be a part of it anymore, following Lionel Messi’s already official exit to Inter Miami. Ironically, another club, Al-Hilal, is reportedly testing the waters to sign the Brazilian superstar.
Beckham’s Signing of Messi a Game Changer for Al-Hilal?
For months now, the Saudi Arabian group Al-Hilal had been negotiating with Messi, but surprise news came when David Beckham, the Inter Miami president, closed a deal to bring the Argentine legend to the US. This unexpected turn of events has led Al-Hilal to approach Neymar’s agents regarding a possible signing.
Neymar No Longer Essential to PSG’s Project
Although Neymar has been the face of PSG’s project for many years alongside teammate Kylian Mbappe, disappointments have continued to pile up since his arrival at the Parc des Princes in 2017, after Nasser Al-Khelaifi made him the most expensive player in football history. While he renewed his contract last year, his future at the French club could be uncertain.
Qatari Sheikh’s Plan to Oxygenate PSG’s Salary Mass
Al-Khelaifi no longer considers Neymar as an essential player in PSG’s project. The Qatari sheikh sees that selling Neymar could earn the club around 50 million and significantly reduce the team’s salary mass. With this, the club can then focus on pursuing other operations that would ignite enthusiasm among PSG fans.
Al-Hilal’s Move for Neymar and Expected Costs
Neymar is now a potential plan B for Al-Hilal, following Messi’s move to Inter Miami. While the figures around Neymar’s transfer fee and salary remain undisclosed, reports suggest he may be offered an economic remuneration similar to what Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema are receiving at Al-Nassr and Al-Ittihad, respectively, which is around 200 million per season.