The situation of Neymar Junior, the Brazilian forward of Al Hilal, after the cruciate ligament rupture. According to the Saudi media Arriyadiyah, Al Hilal has decided to suspend Neymar Junior’s contract. The serious knee injury will keep him out for the entire season. To avoid wasting one of the eight spots reserved for non-Saudi players, the club has opted for this decision. This decision appears to not have been taken well by the former PSG player’s agents.
“The club has decided to suspend Neymar Junior’s contract due to his injury,” said a source close to the club. The source revealed that the decision was made to ensure the team could use all of its non-Saudi player slots effectively.
Neymar Junior’s agents are reportedly unhappy with the club’s decision. They believe that the player should be given time and support to recover from his injury. The Brazilian forward’s future with Al Hilal is now uncertain, as his agents look to negotiate a resolution with the club.
The injury comes as a major blow to Al Hilal, who had high hopes for Neymar Junior’s contributions to the team this season. The club will now have to reassess their options and plans for the rest of the season without their star player.
The BBC has reached out to Neymar Junior’s representatives and Al Hilal for further comments on the situation.