Brazilian midfielder Neves joins Al Hilal

Rio de Janeiro, July 11 (IANS) Brazil international midfielder Thiago Neves has reportedly signed with Saudi Arabian soccer club Al Hilal for $8 million.

The 28-year-old playmaker will travel to the country's capital Riyadh Thursday for a medical, reports Xinhua.

His former club Fluminense will receive just 20 percent of the transfer fee with the balance going to investment firm Unimed Participacoes.

Neves is the third member of Abel Braga's 2012 Serie A championship-winning team to depart during the winter transfer window.

The club has also lost Wellington Nem to Shakhtar Donetsk and Ricardo Berna to Brazilian rivals Nautico.

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