Saudi welcomes back Neymar Jr with gifts and flowers after four-month injury absence

Neymar Jr hasn’t had the best of times in Saudi Arabia since joining from PSG in a mega-money deal last summer. Reigning Saudi Pro League champions Al-Hilal paid $90 million to bring Neymar to the Middle East in a move that hasn’t worked out so far for the Saudi giants, as Neymar Jr has been mostly out injured.

The Brazilian suffered an ACL injury while playing for Brazil in the 2-1 loss to Uruguay four months ago. He’s been sidelined since then, recovering from the injury. Fortunately for both parties, Neymar Jr takes a step closer to being back on the pitch, as he recently returned to Saudi Arabia for the first time since his injury.

Neymar Jr returns to Saudi Arabia after four months

Neymar’s injury threw his whole plan for the season into turmoil. He had barely settled at his new club, Al-Hilal when he picked up an ACL injury on international duty with Brazil four months ago. Although this hasn’t affected Al-Hilal’s title charge, Neymar’s post-PSG career hasn’t gone as planned, at least so far.

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The former Barcelona star has spent the last four months nursing an ACL injury. In a fortunate report making rounds on the internet since yesterday, the Brazilian is now nearing full fitness as he returned to Saudi Arabia to a special welcome from his club Al-Hilal.

While Neymar Jr hasn’t fully recovered, as he’s set to spend the whole season on the sidelines, his return was celebrated by fans who enthusiastically greeted their superstar playmaker, who played five games for the club before his injury.

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Will Neymar Jr leave Al Hilal in 2025?

Neymar is on a bumper contract at Al-Hilal, but it’s been reported severally that the Brazilian is far from happy at the Saudi club. Neymar’s name was replaced on the team registration list for the second half of the season, but this was due to his ACL injury that ruled him out for the rest of the season.

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The Brazilian took a recent trip to his first club Santos, where he made a name for himself and ranked in the Ballon d’Or rankings as a teenager. He was given a king’s treatment at the club, which may play a role in helping to convince him to return to the club.

Neymar Jr’s contract at Al-Hilal expires in 2025, and it’s most unlikely that he’ll be offered a new contract at the Saudi club.


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