First it began as a transfer rumor without much in the way of credible sources.

Every year the likes of Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar are linked with big moves for astronomical fees, however it usually ends up being either click bait or fake news.

 

Over the past few weeks, the “Neymar to PSG” story has gathered pace, and after a training ground bust up with team-mate Semedo, most started to believe that Neymar was headed to the French capital.

According to Sky Sports, Neymar has agreed terms with PSG and is set to sign for a world record fee of £198m/$262m.

As always when large fees are thrown around, the inevitable price comparisons are calculated. BBC news pointed out that for the same amount of money, you could pay the entire New York Yankees team salaries for one year.

As if Barcelona needed any more bad news, this same amount of money could buy enough spaghetti to cover the entire city of Barcelona.

It could also pay-off all of Haiti’s debts in full, which is a real sign as to how crazy the modern world of football has become.

 

Messi

Lionel Messi took to social media to say goodbye to his team-mate and friend.

“It was an enormous pleasure to have shared these years with you Neymar, friend. I wish you a lot of luck in the next stage of your life. See you.”

He then said “TKM,” short for “te quiero mucho” or in English “love you a lot.”

Neymar later responded by writing: “Thank you brother… I’ll miss you mate!”

 

The Numbers

Neymar is set to earn £40.3m per year just from his wages alone. This equates to £520,000 per week, double what he was earning at Barcelona.

 

Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has spoken about the transfer, and claims that the fee is justified.

Mourinho who has seen what big name players can generate via shirt sales has obviously done his calculations. Many raised their eyebrows at the fee paid for Paul Pogba last summer by United, however that money has already been recouped through sales of the French internationals shirt.

 

What’s Next?

PSG have said that they expect the player to be in Paris to complete the deal either at the end of this week or at the beginning of next week. Either way this one is worth waiting for.

 

Can PSG Win The Champions League With Neymar?

100% PSG already have a star-studded team with the likes of Cavani, Verratti and Thiago Silva, Neymar is the final piece of the puzzle, the game changer that every good side needs to become great.

They will by far be the favorites for Ligue 1 this year, especially since Monaco have offloaded many of their best talents.

It’s also highly likely that PSG will be many people’s go-to team for the upcoming Fifa 18 set to release in late September.

 

With so many transfer records being broken in the last decade, I’m pretty confident in saying that this one will stand as the most expensive for a very long time.

PSG’s plans will now surely turn to selling some of their players, since Financial Fairplay have already questioned how they’re going to fund this transfer.

As for Barcelona’s attentions, they will surely turn to replacements, with Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard both expected to fill gaps in the Barcelona squad.

First it began as a transfer rumor without much in the way of credible sources.

Every year the likes of Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar are linked with big moves for astronomical fees, however it usually ends up being either click bait or fake news.

 

Over the past few weeks, the "Neymar to PSG" story has gathered pace, and after a training ground bust up with team-mate Semedo, most started to believe that Neymar was headed to the French capital.

According to Sky Sports, Neymar has agreed terms with PSG and is set to sign for a world record fee of £198m/$262m.

As always when large fees are thrown around, the inevitable price comparisons are calculated. BBC news pointed out that for the same amount of money, you could pay the entire New York Yankees team salaries for one year.

As if Barcelona needed any more bad news, this same amount of money could buy enough spaghetti to cover the entire city of Barcelona.

It could also pay-off all of Haiti's debts in full, which is a real sign as to how crazy the modern world of football has become.

 

Messi

Lionel Messi took to social media to say goodbye to his team-mate and friend.

"It was an enormous pleasure to have shared these years with you Neymar, friend. I wish you a lot of luck in the next stage of your life. See you."

He then said "TKM," short for "te quiero mucho" or in English "love you a lot."

Neymar later responded by writing: "Thank you brother... I'll miss you mate!"

 

The Numbers

Neymar is set to earn £40.3m per year just from his wages alone. This equates to £520,000 per week, double what he was earning at Barcelona.

 

Mourinho

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has spoken about the transfer, and claims that the fee is justified.

Mourinho who has seen what big name players can generate via shirt sales has obviously done his calculations. Many raised their eyebrows at the fee paid for Paul Pogba last summer by United, however that money has already been recouped through sales of the French internationals shirt.

 

What's Next?

PSG have said that they expect the player to be in Paris to complete the deal either at the end of this week or at the beginning of next week. Either way this one is worth waiting for.

 

Can PSG Win The Champions League With Neymar?

100% PSG already have a star-studded team with the likes of Cavani, Verratti and Thiago Silva, Neymar is the final piece of the puzzle, the game changer that every good side needs to become great.

They will by far be the favorites for Ligue 1 this year, especially since Monaco have offloaded many of their best talents.

It's also highly likely that PSG will be many people's go-to team for the upcoming Fifa 18 set to release in late September.

 

With so many transfer records being broken in the last decade, I'm pretty confident in saying that this one will stand as the most expensive for a very long time.

PSG's plans will now surely turn to selling some of their players, since Financial Fairplay have already questioned how they're going to fund this transfer.

As for Barcelona's attentions, they will surely turn to replacements, with Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho and Chelsea's Eden Hazard both expected to fill gaps in the Barcelona squad.