Barcelona fans in tears, in Paris - a party! Supporters of Paris Saint-Germain are opening a multi-day party today to celebrate the arrival of the best in the world, Lionel Messi, and PSG is forming a dream team, at least in terms of names, so they should have no equal next season.
True, after he comes to PSG- and not only him - PSG will have to sell many players. They promised income of 180,000,000 euros on transfers, and this summer they sold for only 7,000,000, which was the cost of Mitchel Bakker's departure to Bayer Leverkusen.
They took another 2,000,000 from a loan from Alfonso Areola to West Ham. On the other hand, sports director Leonardo managed to bring in the captain of Barcelona (Messi), the captain of Real (Sergio Ramos), the captain of the Netherlands (Giorginio Wijnaldum) and the best player of the European Championship (Gianluigi Donnarumma), and they have done all that without a penny invested.
They will have to spend a lot of money on salaries, though. According to media reports, Messi will have a net salary of 35,000,000 euros per season, including bonuses. The fixed part of the salary - 25,000,000 euros. Not to mention 30,000,000 euros just for the signature.
Donnarumma previously agreed on 12,000,000 euros per season, as much as Sergio Ramos, because of which Thilo Kerrer lost his nine on the back. Wijnaldum is satisfied with a much lower salary of 4,500,000 euros a year. It should not be forgotten that PSG gave 60,000,000 euros for Achraf Hakimi and that the Moroccan will earn 8,000,000 euros a year on a fixed basis, plus 2,000,000 in the name of bonuses.
So, only the salaries of summer reinforcements will eat a minimum of 61,500,000 euros in a year. If all bonuses are activated, it will go to 73,500,000 euros. And that is all without Neymar and Mbappe
Considering everything, the first team of Paris Saint-Germain, consisting of Donnarumma - Kurzawa, Marquinhos, Ramos, Hakimi - Wijnaldum, Veratti - Di Maria, Messi, Neymar - Mbappe, cost the Qatari owner 593,400,000 euros!
Expenditure for those who will sit on the bench (Mauro Icardi, Keylor Navas, Sergio Rico, Abdu Diallo, Julian Draxler, Pablo Sarabia, Leandro Paredes, Idrissa Gueye, Thilo Kehrer, Rafinha, Juan Bernat, Danilo Pereira) pharaoh's 315,000,000!
Of all those listed, except Messi, Ramos, Donnarumma, and Wijnaldum, the club did not give money for Ander Herrera (arrived as a free agent) and two products of the youth school: Kimpembe and Dagba It is clear that many will have to go because this composition destroys all Uefa's aspirations to keep football more or less equal.
And it is no wonder that in Spain, Barcelona and Real are protesting because PSG used the pandemic caused by the corona crisis to find holes in the rules on financial fair play. Although, Real and Barça would do the same, if only they could ... The time has come for Paris to rejoice.