Leaked document reveals how much Neymar will really cost PSG


It still feels weird to say that Neymar is a Paris Saint-Germain player, rather than Barcelona.

Heading into the summer transfer window, no one could have predicted that the Brazilian would leave the Camp Nou.

Yet that's exactly what he did. On August 3, Neymar completed a £198 million move to the French capital to become the world's most expensive player.

And the reason? To escape Lionel Messi's shadow, of course.

Neymar aspires to become the world's best player, which he realised would never happen as long as he was playing alongside arguably football's greatest.

And so he took a risk and joined PSG to become their star player, not to mention their highest earner at €600,000-per-week (£537,000).

Indeed, the only player in world football that earns more than Neymar is Carlos Tevez (£634,000-per-week) in China.

It hasn't taken long for Neymar to make his mark at PSG, both positively and negatively. In six games, the Brazil international has scored five goals and assisted a further five.

But his goalscoring heroics have been somewhat overshadowed this week by his feud with striker Edinson Cavani over who is free-kick and penalty taker.


Last weekend, Neymar and Cavani squabbled over who should take a free-kick and later argued about a penalty, which the latter eventually missed.

PSG know that Neymar will be worth every penny of his world-record transfer fee and wages but, according to Football Leaks and the Mirror, he's actually earning more than we think.

German outlet Der Spiegel have released a document that shows Neymar rakes in £600,000-per-week, not £537,000-per-week.


To put that crazy amount into perspective, the 25-year-old makes £88,000-per-day.

The document also reveals that Neymar's £198 million fee will rise over the course of his five-year contract in Ligue 1.

It turns out that PSG will actually end up paying Barcelona £214 million, which means the current  world record isn't entirely accurate.

For that kind of money, one thing Neymar must improve is his attitude. Messi didn't make his way to the top by acting up when he doesn't get his way, and neither will Neymar.

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