Neymar will soon have cost Paris Saint-Germain and its owners, Quatar Sports Investment, €500m. According to a report by The team the owners of the French club feel “cheated of their money”.
According to the report – which appeared ahead of the Parisians’ 6-1 win at Clermont Foot, to which Neymar contributed three goals – the owners of the prestigious French club were above all concerned about Neymar’s lifestyle, his lack of motivation and personal commitment to the club and the sue the team. All of this would be disproportionate to the financial efforts that were made to sign Neymar from FC Barcelona and to keep him on the Seine ever since.
PSG paid 222 million euros to FC Barcelona in the summer of 2017 and, according to the renowned French sports daily, guaranteed Neymar an annual gross salary of 36.8 million euros (including ancillary wage costs, the 30-year-old costs PSG around 60 million euros per year).
In addition, the Qatari owners are said to have provided Neymar with numerous advertising contracts with Qatari companies – also with a view to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. The world record transfer did not meet expectations.
Above all, Neymar’s performance and his behavior since the lost final in the Champions League against FC Bayern Munich in 2020 should increasingly irritate the PSG bosses. The Qataris don’t always feel that Neymar always does his best for the club and the team and puts everything behind success. In addition, the bosses are concerned that Neymar prefers the city of Paris to the club.
PSG won’t get Neymar off the payroll
Despite the dissatisfaction with the superstar, the PSG owners should assume that Neymar will still be under contract in Paris in the coming season. In fact, very few clubs can afford the Brazilian, at least not on the terms of his current contract, which runs until 2025.
The team cites Newcastle United and their Saudi Arabian owners as the only option, although a move to the north of England is extremely unlikely.