Neymar Jr hasn’t had the best of times since joining Al-Hilal from PSG last summer. The Saudi Arabian outfit spent around $90 million to bring the Brazilian to the Middle East and even spent more on his contract and other costs. However, an injury suffered during the international break effectively ended his season.
Neymar Jr is supposed to be recovering, and doctors have even provided updates on when he’s set to return. However, the former Barcelona star seems to be struggling with his weight now, as he recently appeared overweight at a Brazilian party, leaving fans wondering what is really going on with him.
Neymar Jr looks overweight at Brazilian party
Neymar Jr hasn’t played a game since his ACL injury during the Brazil vs Uruguay game in October 2023, in which the Samba Boys lost 2-0. Before the injury, Neymar Jr had struggled to repay Al-Hilal’s faith in splashing so much money to bring him in from PSG.
Although he joined the Saudi club to much fanfare, Neymar failed to produce any moments of magic on the pitch, as former Fulham striker Mitrovic took the glory by scoring all the goals. The injury Neymar suffered during the international break ended his season, as he was ruled out for the whole season.
While recovering from his long-term injury, Neymar made rounds on the internet yesterday for his shocking weight gain as he was pictured at a Brazilian party. The Brazilian star was pictured wearing a black jacket on a black t-shirt, looking like a shadow of his old self.
Neymar Jr is the perfect example of a player with an unfulfilled career despite playing for two of the biggest clubs in Europe and even winning the treble alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in 2015. The once-touted future Ballon d’Or winner is now on the brink of having his contract at Al-Hilal terminated after seeing his name taken from the team sheet to make room for the registration of another player.
Fans react to Neymar Jr’s crazy weight gain
Neymar’s recent weight gain has provoked some mixed reactions on social media, as his pictures went viral yesterday. The injured Al-Hilal star, who’s set to miss Brazil’s Copa America campaign later this year, was pictured at a Brazilian party looking overweight.
“His career is over. He’s probably the most overrated player. He has no passion for football and is a one-season wonder. He can never reach the heights of the likes of Ronaldinho,” one fan lamented on social media.
“What a waste of talent,” another fan said. “One bad career decision after another. Could have achieved so much more,” the fan added.
Despite concerns from fans about his health due to the shocking weight gain, Neymar seemed unfazed as he thoroughly enjoyed the party, having a great time singing with his friends.