Neves transferred to Saudi League in his prime “One of the reasons for the choice was money”

December 11, 2023 | by

Former Premier League player Hubeng Neves (26-Al-Hilal), who rejected a move to Barcelona (Spain) last summer in favor of Saudi Arabia, has admitted that the high salary was a factor in his decision.

“Of course, one of them is money,” Neves told the BBC on Monday when asked why he chose to move to the Saudi league. You can’t hide it.”

Neves, who played for Wolverhampton in the English Premier League (EPL) until the 2022-2023 season, signed a three-year, £47 million deal with Al-Hilal in the summer transfer window.

The Portuguese international has represented his country at every age group and has been a regular in the Wolves lineup for the past six seasons. His decision to move to Saudi Arabia came as a shock, especially as he is at the peak of his powers. Previously, Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr) and Karim Benzema (Al Ittihad) have left prestigious clubs such as Manchester United (England) and Real Madrid (Spain) for Saudi clubs, respectively, but these moves came at a time when they were past their prime.

“The project that the Saudis have presented is very big,” Neves said. I believe that in two or three years there will be an amazing league in Saudi Arabia,” Neves said, ruling out a return to the EPL. According to British media, Newcastle United and Arsenal are interested. But Neves said: “I’m not going. Of course, I think those rumors have spread because I played in England. 토토사이트 There were offers from Newcastle before I came to Al-Hilal, but I’m really happy here. So is my family,” he said, confirming his intention to stay in Saudi Arabia.

Neves’ club, Al-Hilal, is currently leading the Saudi Professional League. While Brazilian superstar Neymar is out injured, they have been supported by the likes of Kalidou Koulibaly, once considered one of the best center backs in Europe, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, a highly regarded midfielder who played for Lazio in Italy.


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