Neymar’s transfer about to become the most expensive in the World of Football
Jurgen Klopp disagrees with Mourinho over Neymar’s world record transfer to PSG
Neymar’s Salary equivalent in Naira
Neymar is set to leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain for a world-record fee of £198million.
It is a deal which will smash the transfer record set 12 months ago when Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United from Juventus for £89m.
The Brazilian is expected to cost PSG in the region of £450m over the course of the five-year contract widely reported to have already been agreed.
Using the pound sterling conversion, the former Santos man will take home a yearly salary of almost £28m, which translates as just shy of £2.5m per month.
Every second Neymar spends as a PSG player, he will pocket 88p (or pretty much exactly €1). Every minute he earns over £53. Every hour? A cool £3,197.44.
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Brazil star Neymar is set to earn a whooping basic salary of £26.8m-a-year (€30m) after tax which is around £515,000-a-week (N248m-per-week and N35m-per-day).
The PSG-bound player has agreed a five-year deal with PSG and is due in Paris within the next two days to finalize his transfer and is due in Paris within the next two days to finalize his transfer.
The transfer will be the most expensive ever in world football history with a total value of worth nearly £450m[b] (N217bn)[/b], which includes wages, bonuses and a buyout clause of £198m (€222m).
Neymar’s world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain is dividing opinion across football – and it appears it is dividing opinion across the top of the Premier League too.
Jose Mourinho, who sanctioned Paul Pogba’s £89m move from Juventus to Manchester United last year believes PSG are not paying over the odds given Neymar’s quality although he is concerned by the financial “consequences” of the deal.
“When we paid that amount for Paul, I said that it was not expensive,” he said. “Expensive are the ones who get into a certain level without a certain quality… For £200m, I don’t think (Neymar) is expensive.
“I think he’s expensive in the fact that now you are going to have more players at 100 million pounds, you are going have more players at 80 million and more players at 60 million. And I think that’s the problem.
“Neymar is one of the best players in the world, commercially he is very strong and for sure PSG thought about it. So I think the problem is not Neymar, I think the problem is the consequences of Neymar.”
Jurgen Klopp on the other hand criticised the deal and questioned the effectiveness of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules, which stipulate that a club’s wage bill must not exceed 70 percent of its revenue.
“There are clubs that can pay fees like that — Manchester City and PSG. Everyone knows that,” he said.
City are owned by United Arab Emirates billionaire Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, while PSG were taken over in 2012 by Qatar Sports Investments, an arm of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund.
“I thought fair play was made so that situations like that can’t happen. That’s more of a suggestion than a real rule. I don’t understand that. I don’t know how it happens,” he added.
UEFA have not yet had a complaint about PSG, adding that it would not block any potential deal in advance.