Thiago Neves set to make switch to Al-Hilal

January 26, 2009 at 10:31 15 comments


* update – see below – Hamburg’s Brazilian midfielder, Thiago Neves, is on the verge of joining Saudi Arabia’s Al-Hilal. But the mercurial player will first return to former club, Fluminense, for a five-month loan period.

The midfielder’s agent, Léo Rabello, has said that Neves is almost certain to rejoin the Laranjeiras outfit. But there is still an amount of resistance to the move by Hamburg who want the midfielder to move straight to Al-Hilal.

Neves signed for the Germans in August 2008 for around €9.2 million. Al-Hilal are expected to pay about €7.5 million for the 23-year-old.

*on Tuesday 27th, Hamburg announced the deal was dead and that the player would be staying at the club for the remaining four and a half years of his contract. Hamburg were not keen on the loan deal to Fluminense and the price Al-Hilal had offered was €2 million less than the Bundesliga club paid for him just a few months ago. However, Neves’ agent, Léo Rabello, said he was still hopeful that he could convince the Germans to change their minds. Neves has not settled in Germany and has played just nine times and has failed to score.

** on Saturday 31st January, Neves’ agent confirmed that the player had been sold to the Saudis and would be rejoining Flu until July


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15 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sexton Blake  |  January 26, 2009 at 17:35

    What a waste!

  • 2. motaz  |  January 27, 2009 at 20:43

    i dont think so coz alhilal already sing with 4 foreign players and thats the maximum
    1- Tariq Al-Taib from libya
    3-Meriél Radoi from romania
    3-SEOUL Ki Hyeon from south korea
    4- Christian Wilhelmsson from sweden

  • 3. KhilaN  |  January 28, 2009 at 02:14

    Maybe the player not to accept the offer because he Squawking Club Recalling rulers to win and grab the players, such as: Yasser Al Qahtani – Issa Mahiani ..
    A local club .. And out of the tournament early Asian ..! Thank you

  • 4. rsacsed  |  January 28, 2009 at 03:38


  • 5. arabian  |  January 28, 2009 at 08:41

    If Thiago neves come to Al-Hilal club will happy because it is so knowen club and its the best inthe Asia..

  • 6. sweedan  |  February 1, 2009 at 01:50

    Al Hilalt excellent team
    players : Wilhmson and Al-Qahtani and Radoi

  • 7. kaka  |  February 1, 2009 at 03:24

  • 8. kaka  |  February 1, 2009 at 03:52

    alzaeem network

  • 9. Abdullah  |  February 2, 2009 at 05:30

    If he ends up in Al-Hilal, I think it’ll be great for him and the team. He’ll have time to find his old form again while Al-Hilal benfit in and out of the field with such a high profile player.

    Good for Saudi Football!

  • 10. you brother  |  February 3, 2009 at 13:02

    rivelino have plaied with alhilal fc.

    welcome tiago neves

  • 11. john bumniz  |  February 5, 2009 at 15:48

    I think it’s a good thing to thiago i wish him Luck with the best team in asia 😉

  • 12. khalid  |  February 8, 2009 at 17:28

    We in the Al Hilal FC , Thiago Neves need to complete a row of stars .
    And also to achieve the title of the AFC Champions .

  • 13. pitacodogringo  |  February 9, 2009 at 17:38

    Hi Khalid
    Neves is very talented and he could do a good job for your team. But for me, he’s always had a ‘questionable attitude’ and it didn’t make much sense for him to go back to Fluminense.
    Don’t be too surprised that at the end of his loan period, he tries to stay in Brazil!

  • 14. mike  |  July 6, 2009 at 07:46

    hilal always bribe ref. for wins

  • 15. chippen  |  December 11, 2009 at 23:39

    I’m from Saudi Arabia and I encourage the group and make us forget Crescent player levels is breathtaking Tyako Neves scored hat-trick last night with the traditional Mafsn Union team as well as the most scored by the creator of deer blond Christian Wilhelmsson> chippen
    Greetings Naif Al-Harbi


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