Money is getting out of hand in football.
Neymar’s €222 million move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer appears to have set a new precedent for transfer fees.
And players’ wages are also spiraling out of control.
The Chinese Super League are paying stupid money with Ezequiel Lavezzi earning almost £800,000-per-week, Carlos Tevez pocketing £635,000-per-week and Oscar taking home around £400,000-per week.
Meanwhile, in Europe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are close to making a million from wages alone every fortnight.
While it’s understandable footballers want as much money as possible during their short playing career, you’ve sometimes got to question their love for the game.
After all, let’s be honest, Lavezzi, Tevez and Oscar didn’t move to China for the standard of the Super League.
While money plays a big decision in the minds of players in real life, how does it affect players in video games?
Well YouTuber DTT attempted to find out.
Whilst in control of PSG in career mode, he tried to sign Ronaldo.
But could he afford his wages?
Well, he decided to do a little experiment to what would happen if he offered the Portuguese superstar just €1-per-week without a signing-on fee.
This is quite different to the €560,000-per-week minimum weekly wage that his agent demanded earlier in the meeting as well as a signing-on bonus of €8,800,000 and a crazy €16,700,000 after 25 appearances.
Watch: What happens when you offer Ronaldo €1
Just take a look what happened:
As you can see, Ronaldo’s smile turned to a scowl with his agent saying: “That’s not going to work. We came here hoping to finalise this transfer, but your revised offer is disappointing and Ronaldo no longer has any interest in joining your club. Maybe our paths will cross again. Bye for now.”
They then stand up and leave the room.
It’s probably very similar to how a real meeting would go down if a club offered Ronaldo €1-per-week…