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
Oh Neymar, there is only one direction to go from @FCBarcelona and that's backwards.
Seeing PSG bully Barcelona into selling Neymar is wonderful sight, I think there's a lot of fans who have no sympathy for them!
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
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
£515,000 a week for Neymar
Even if you do blood money, I'm not sure you will see such money in a month.
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.
Hope my kids are reading this Neymar news from heaven? Don't come to this earth and choose another career.
Based on the UK's average salary, it would take someone 19 years to earn what Neymar gets in a week.
I love football but that's a joke.
£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.