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Reports have surfaced suggesting that Neymar is already contemplating his departure from Al-Hilal, with the Brazilian superstar aiming for a return to Santos in preparation for the 2026 World Cup.

What Was Said: Quintino, a reliable source, disclosed on social media channels: "During conversations with friends of Neymar Senior and Neymar Junior, I received the information that they did not sign a four-year contract with the Saudis but rather a two-year contract so he can return (to Santos) a year before the World Cup. Neymar approached Santos and asked to return. I have friends in common with Neymar, whom I will not name, but he has a very strong desire to return to Santos."

What Happens Next: Neymar, now Brazil's all-time leading scorer, has made only three appearances for Al-Hilal and is yet to score for the club. His intentions to return to Santos have been no secret, with the plan seemingly aligned with making the switch a year before the 2026 World Cup finals, slated to be held in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

As Neymar's future unfolds, all eyes are on his potential move back to Santos and how it might impact his preparations for the prestigious global tournament.