Ronaldo Responsible For Saudi Pro League Boost – Neymar

New Al Hilal player Neymar has credited Al Nassr and Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo for igniting his recent transfer to the Saudi Pro League.

Neymar joined Riyadh-based Al Hilal in a transfer worth €90 million from PSG to put an end to his 10-year stay in Europe, where he also played for Barcelona.

The 31-year-old told the club’s channel that he believes Ronaldo is the reason why players currently move to the Middle East.

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“I believe Cristiano Ronaldo started all of this, and everybody called him ‘crazy,’ and this and that. Today, you see the league grow more and more.”

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Neymar also stated he is ready for a new challenge after joining a “competitive league.”

“The league will be very competitive, especially after the signings made in the summer transfer window. I believe competitiveness is important. That’s why I am joining this league. I am driven by challenges. I am there to help the league grow.

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“I am very excited to write a new story chasing all the objectives with the club and my teammates—winning more and more titles and fulfilling the club’s ambition. I am very excited in that regard.”

Neymar is the latest addition to the list of top stars from Europe to move to the Saudi League this summer.

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