Commentary on Neymar and Saudi Arabia: Obscene self-dismantling – Sport

The fact that the Brazilian Neymar is now moving to Saudi Arabia, at the age of just 31, is as sad as it is logical: What are sporting ambitions compared to 200 million euros and a private jet?

One can only congratulate the Brazilian footballer Neymar Jr. on his job change. He has accomplished what many unsuccessfully dream of: he has brought the logical and ultimate end to his career. As was confirmed on Tuesday evening, he has signed a contract, probably for two years, with the Saudi club Al-Hilal. At the age of only 31, he sacrifices every vestige of sporting ambition – and exchanges it for vast amounts of Saudi Arabian money. So he too.

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