Neymar has agreed to join Paris Saint-Germain in football’s first half billion Euro transfer deal. The proposed move is expected to require PSG to meet the €220million release clause in Neymar’s Barcelona contract in full.
The Qatar-owned club have already promised to hand Neymar a salary package worth over €30m a year after-tax, elevating the total financial commitment to well over €500m across a five-season deal – and placing the Brazil international’s earnings on a par with Lionel Messi’s recently agreed record wage at Barca.
Manchester City and Manchester United have also held discussions with Neymar about extracting him from the Camp Nou this summer. According to sources familiar with the negotiations, City remain interested in securing the 25-year-old’s signature but want to bring the transfer fee down below the value of his release clause.