Al-Hilal coach Jorge Jesus has revealed that the team’s new addition, Brazilian winger Neymar, may have to postpone his debut for the team until September due to injury.
The former PSG player signed for Al-Hilal last Tuesday, signing a two-year deal as reported by French news outlet, L’Equipe, potentially bringing him a staggering 160 million euros ($174 million).
The Brazilian is the latest big name to arrive in the Saudi Pro League this summer, with the likes of Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante already joining in the transfer window from Europe. Al-Hilal themselves made some big signings over the summer when they were able to get the services of Ruben Neves, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Kalidou Koulibaly, Yassine Bonou and Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The Brazilian footballer, who is famous for his invention and creativity on the pitch, has been acknowledged by Jesus as a valuable asset to the Saudi club.
“Neymar is an innovative and creative player, he will help us improve, but at the moment he has a minor injury and I don’t know when he will be back. Maybe he will be ready to come in. mid-September,” Jesus said, as quoted by Reuters, after a welcome ceremony in front of 60,000 spectators at King Fahd International Stadium on Saturday.
Neymar’s debut took place amid excitement at the King Fahd International Stadium, in the presence of 60,000 football enthusiasts.
During the proceedings and while Neymar stood watching, his name appeared in the sky above Al-Hilal’s home base spelled out by the drone, announcing “Neymar is Blue”.
Although neither team managed to win the match that led to a 1-1 draw against Al-Fayha, it was a pivotal moment for the club, showing its supporters intent and ambition. their strength for the upcoming season.
Neymar has been selected by the Brazilian national team for their upcoming friendlies. This was a move that shocked Jesus, when he said that the striker was not ready yet.
“I don’t know how the Brazilian national team (probably) called him, he was not ready,” Jesus said.
August 20, 2023