PSG proved this summer that money is not a problem for them They managed to bring in Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Gerginio Wijnaldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi, and the talented Nuno Mendes, without having to sell any of the key players.
They also rejected Real Madrid's offer of around 200,000,000 euros for Kylian Mbappe. They are still the owner of the record on the transfer market, and although they set aside 222,000,000 euros for Neymar's services, the Brazilian cost the club much more.
El Mundo exclusively reveals that PSG set aside 489,228,117 euros for compensation and Neymar's salaries. The contract that the Brazilian signed in the summer of 2017 cost Parisians 43,334,400 euros (gross salary) annually.
That much followed him in five seasons, and he had the option to stay another one for 50,556,117 euros. In the end, a few months ago, he initialed new cooperation. He committed himself to loyalty to the club from Prince's Park until the summer of 2025, according to the conditions from the last year of the previous contract.
As El Mundo points out, Neymar's contract is the second biggest in the history of football. The "heavier" was the only cooperation between Barcelona and Messi, and now the Argentine is in Paris. The only question that remains is how PSG successfully resists the rules of financial fair play, considering that this summer they set aside 83,000,000 euros in compensation for new players (Wijnaldum, Ramos, Messi, and Donnarumma arrived as free players), and earned only 8,000,000 euros.
When we add salaries to all that ... Messi remained the highest paid football player in the world with an annual salary of 40,000,000 euros. Neymar will continue to receive 36,000,000, Kylian Mbappe 25,000,000, Sergio Ramos 20,000,000, Marquinhos, Marco Veratti, Presnel Kimpembe and Angel di Maria are in the category of 10,000,000 to 15,000,000 euros, Gianluigi Donnarumma 8,000,000 ...
Indeed, when we look at the figures that PSG allocates to the salaries of players, we wonder how they manage to respect fair play and does financial fair play applies only to poorer clubs? PSG do not intend to give up the Champions League, and they seem ready to do anything to achieve their goal.
We have to admit, that on paper their team currently looks like one of the best, but we also know that in previous seasons they had very strong teams that failed to win the Champions League trophy. Maybe Messi will be the one to help them achieve what they want.