Neymar: Saudi Pro League Could Be better Than Ligue 1 Already, Says Brazil Star1 min read
Saudi Arabia’s football league could already be stronger than France’s Ligue 1, says Brazil captain Neymar.
The 31-year-old forward moved to the Saudi Pro League from Paris St-Germain in August for about £77.5m and add-ons.
Neymar joined Al-Hilal in a transfer window that saw Saudi clubs spend more than £700m on overseas players.
“For the names that went to Saudi Arabia, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Saudi league is better than the French,” he said.
Saudi clubs’ spending this summer on international transfers was second only to the Premier League, whose teams spent just under £1.6bn on overseas deals, according to figures from football governing body Fifa.