Let’s just get one thing clear – the transfer fee is not obscene, it is simple economics. When the rumors regarding Neymar’s transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain started, not only the Catalans’ fans but the entire football nation was angry. Yes, it is a ridiculous amount of money and an obscene transfer fee. However, this is how the football transfer market now operates. Imagine the time when the world’s best player, Cristiano Ronaldo, was transferred for £20 million.
In today’s market, Ronaldo’s transfer would mean a more obscene transfer fee than the PSG-Neymar deal. Additionally, we should not forget that there is no such thing as a fair wage. Neymar started to feature in the news even before his glory days. He was the wonder kid who was tipped to become the best player after Messi and Ronaldo. He made his first global appearance in the 2014 World Cup and made the move to Barcelona. The only downfall of joining Barcelona was that his talent was shadowed by Lionel Messi.
The Neymar Barcelona transfer is possibly the best thing that has happened to him – both financially and career wise. For fans, pundits and rivals, the argument that he is not worth the money paid by PSG is extremely popular. For team owners, this is business. Football clubs are known for making and spending millions of dollars. On the other hand, nearly 50,000 to 80,000 fans come to watch the teams every week for nine months. Then, there are the sponsors.
Even if we forget about the transfer fees and see the contribution of Neymar at PSG, he has single handedly made it one of the best clubs in the world. Many pundits have named Paris Saint Germain as a favorite to win the Champions League. This has never been said before. The obscene transfer fee has certainly created interest and Neymar will continue his journey to become the greatest international and domestic player.
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