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04 August 2017

Neymar’s world-record £198m move to Paris Saint-Germain earns his old club Santos a welcome £8m bonanza

NEYMAR’S mind-blowing move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain has left his old club Santos licking their lips.

The Brazil superstar‘s world record £198million switch means his homeland club will net an £8m-plus sell-on fee.

Neymar has joined PSG FOR 222million euros - giving old club Santos 9million Euros
Neymar has joined PSG for 222m Euros, giving old club Santos 9million Euros
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Barcelona face life without Brazil and ex-Santos superstar Neymar
Barcelona face life without Brazil and ex-Santos superstar Neymar
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That sum is huge for a South American club but less than 16 weeks’ pay AFTER TAX for Neymar.

Cash-laden PSG are paying the 25-year-old £515,000 a week.

Yet, like every player who receives a hefty wage hike, Neymar insists he has moved for a fresh challenge, not for cash.

After being unveiled in Paris today, he said: “I was never motivated by money.

“It was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve ever made.. but I felt it was the right time to leave and look for something different.”

How much Barcelona fans and the world at large believe him is another matter.


Neymar is one of the greatest players in the history of Brazilian club Santos
Neymar is one of the greatest players in the history of Brazilian club Santos
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Neymar was a hero in Brazil when he developed with homeland club Santos
Neymar was a hero in Brazil when he developed with homeland club Santos
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But certainly his transfer has shaken up the established order in European football.

None of this will concern Santos, though.

The Brazilians’ only choice now is how to spend the sell-on bonus – which is 9million euros of the transfer fee of 222m Euros.

Neymar has gone from teen prodigy at Santos to Barcelona superstar and now PSG main man
Neymar went from teen prodigy at Santos to Barcelona star and now PSG main man
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Neymar has been unveiled by French big-spenders Paris Saint-Germain
Neymar has been unveiled by French big-spenders Paris Saint-Germain
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