Summary: Neymar surprised many fans when he left Europe for Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia, and his choice continues to generate discussion.
Although he arrived in Saudi Arabia a few weeks ago, Neymar has yet to make his debut for Al-Hilal. The Brazilian forward is currently recovering from a thigh injury and will only join the team on the field next month. Meanwhile, the behind-the-scenes details of Neymar’s decision to join the Saudi team are still making waves among supporters.
Earlier, a list of privileges that Neymar will enjoy in Saudi Arabia was revealed online. In addition to a contract that could earn him nearly R$2 billion, the player will have access to luxury cars and a private plane. Neymar will also be allowed to live with his girlfriend, Bruna Biancardi, even though they are not married by law.
However, Neymar will also face a list of restrictions that he must strictly adhere to in the country. This is because the consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in Saudi Arabia, regardless of the setting. Additionally, the player will have to tone down his famous parties as they are also forbidden.
Nevertheless, there is a way to “maneuver” around the country’s laws. “The law is clear, there is no possibility of consuming alcoholic beverages, which may not be a problem for those who enjoy it because Dubai and Doha are close by plane. There are several ways to manage this,” suggested coach Péricles Chamusca, who also works in the Arab country, in an interview with Estadão. As Neymar will have his own plane, he will be able to visit neighboring cities in order to escape the restrictions imposed by the Saudis.