Neymar to earn £40.3M a year at PSG

first_imgNEYMAR will earn 865 000 euros (£775 477) a week when the Brazil forward completes his world record move from Barcelona to Paris St-Germain (PSG).The 25-year-old’s wages will equate to 45 million euros (£40.3M) a year before tax.Barcelona have told the French club they must pay his 222 million euro (£198M) fee “in full” and they are understood to be ready to meet his release clause.It means PSG’s total outlay across the initial five-year deal will come to £400M.The Brazil international arrived at training yesterday with his father and representative, and told the Spanish club he wanted to leave.He was then given permission by Barca manager Ernesto Valverde not to train and to “sort out his future”.The latest development comes two days after it emerged Barca were ready to push for a Financial Fair Play investigation if PSG signed Neymar.That came after La Liga president Javier Tebas threatened, in an interview with Mundo Deportivo, a legal response against the former Ligue 1 champions if European football’s governing body failed to take action.He also said PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi had been made aware of the Spanish league’s intentions.According to Forbes’ rich list, the Brazilian is currently the only footballer to earn more from his off-field endorsements than his playing contract at Barcelona.Neymar’s sponsors include global brands such as Nike, Gillette, Panasonic and Beats by Dre and bring the 25-year-old in $22M (£16.6M) on top of his $15M (£11.3M) salary.“He was the first soccer player to have his own custom Air Jordan sneakers made by the Swoosh,” says Forbes.However, that will change when he completes a world-record move to PSG and collects a pre-tax weekly wage of 865 000 euros (£775 477) or 45 million euros (£40.3M) a year.That is more than current Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi, who signed a new deal worth a reported £500k per week in July, and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s £365,00-a-week deal.It looks set to make the Brazilian the best-paid player in the world, overtaking Carlos Tevez who is said to earn £615 000 per week at Shanghai Shenhua.last_img

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