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Neymar accused of ‘throwing in towel’ by ex-Barca ace after £78m Al-Hilal move

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Published: 21:28, 15 Aug 2023Updated: 22:23, 15 Aug 2023NEYMAR has been accused of “throwing in the towel” by joining Al-Hilal rather than “leading the world” by staying in Europe. Former Barcelona striker Jonathan Soriano, who played for the Saudi club in 2019, rues the legend swapping PSG for a huge pay-day. 2Neymar was linked to European giants but opted for Al-HillalCredit: Instagram @alhilal 2The Brazil legend has quite the big leagues while at his peak, says SorianoCredit: AFP Soriano believes the Brazil hitman, 31, is still good enough to rival Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland for top status in the Champions League. Instead, the ex-Barca hero is joining Al-Hillal for £314million over two years – around SIX TIMES his PSG wages. Former Spain under-21 star Soriano told DAZN: “Neymar has enough quality to lead a team looking to win the Champions League.  “I believe that he has thrown in the towel.  “There is no Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, so he could have led world football along with Mbappe and Haaland. “Instead, he has decided to earn more money.” Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona were linked with 124-cap ace Neymar before he opted to board the mega-money train to the Saudi Pro League. He won the Champions League once and two LaLiga titles with Barca before five Ligue 1 crowns with PSG. Most read in Football TRANSFER NEWS LIVE: All the latest news, rumours and confirmed switches from the world of football

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