Neymar is the biggest news in the world right now, and rightly so, because his long-rumored and highly speculated move to PSG is finally happened. The Brazilian professional who moved to Barcelona from Santos in 2013 has penned a 5-year contract with the Arab-owned French Lique One side. This contract, worth £450 million in fees and wages makes Neymar the most expensive player ever, shattering the record currently held by Manchester United’s Paul Pogba. He is touted to earn 515,000 pounds after taxes every week. That is about 247 million Naira (to put it in context).
From ex- teammate Lionel Messi bidding him farewell via Instagram to pundits analyzing the move, see top reactions from the footballing world.
BREAKING NEWS: Neymar agrees five-year contract at Paris Saint-Germain, according to Sky sources. #SSN
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 2, 2017
Oh Neymar, there is only one direction to go from @FCBarcelona and that's backwards.
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) August 2, 2017
Seeing PSG bully Barcelona into selling Neymar is wonderful sight, I think there's a lot of fans who have no sympathy for them!
— MR DT (@MrDtAFC) August 2, 2017
Neymar's contract at PSG:
💰 Per year: £30,992,000
💰 Per month: £2,384,000
💰 Per week: £596,000
💰 Per day: £85,142
💰 Per hour: £3,547 pic.twitter.com/1FtfdNeYrZ
— M_S_Sethi (@M_S_Sethi) August 2, 2017
Let's do the Maths. £515k is N248m. If you're a "big boy" earning N1m monthly, it will take you 20 years to earn what Neymar earns weekly. pic.twitter.com/uVNlApuIar
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) August 2, 2017
Forget the money for a minute – if you can. Neymar had to move. He was never going to be King in Messi's Palace. Now he will be King.
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) August 2, 2017
£222M and £515,000 per week.
I don't blame Neymar. If it's me I won't even tell anybody you guys would just see me in PSG training.
— Chief Edozie of Bumbum and Art🇧🇻 (@UncleSamad_) August 2, 2017