Paris Saint-German are set to spend in the region of £400 million to complete the signing of Brazilian superstar Neymar from Barcelona.
Football’s world transfer record could be changed this week as the French giants close in on a mega-money move for the 25-year-old forward.
The La Liga champions have stressed the Brazilian forward will only be allowed to leave if his buy-out clause of €222m (£199m) is met, but the Ligue 1 giants are by no means shy in terms of player recruitment this summer with the player having showed willingness to depart the Nou Camp on Wednesday.
Reports in France have suggested the Brazilian could finalise a five-year deal with PSG this week.
Meanwhile, Le Parisien via talkSPORT claim the 25-year-old is set to earn a whopping 30m (£27m) net per year, or close €600,000 (£540,000) per week after tax.
The eye-watering fee alone would smash the current record €105m, worth £89m at the time, which Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba only last summer.
The smash hit transfer of the summer that once looked fanciful now appears set to come to fruition, with Brazilian’s Barca team-mate Lionel Messi even wishing his colleague good luck on social media.
He later responded with the comment: “Thank you brother…I will miss you uncle!”
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The complete scale of the transfer had led to suggestions Barca could make a complaint to UEFA regarding Financial Fair Play regulations, and whether PSG are obeying to the rules. UEFA has yet to receive a complaint.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho whose side had earlier this summer linked with the Brazilian claimed on Wednesday night that he did not think Neymar, whom he called “one of the best players in the world”, was an expensive purchase.
The Portuguese said: “For £200m I don’t think he is expensive. I think he is expensive in the fact that now you are going to have more players at £100m, you are going have more players at £80m and more players at £60m. I think that’s the problem.
“Neymar is one of the best players in the world, commercially he is very strong and for sure PSG thought about it. So I think the problem is not Neymar, I think the problem is the consequences of Neymar.”