In 2017, Paris Saint-Germain signed Neymar for an outrageous €222 million that changed the transfer market forever. To this day, the Brazilian’s signing is the most expensive transfer to take place in the history of the sport.
And now, according to El Mundo, the total amount of money spent by the French club to bring and keep Neymar has been revealed. In addition to the €222 million transfer fee, his salary is worth €43,334,400 over five seasons. Now that he is going to stay at the club for the sixth season, the winger’s expected payment is around €50,556,117.
The total money spent, as a result, is an eye-watering €489,228,117. The initial contract that Neymar signed had the option to be extended until 2023, but the player negotiated a new deal with PSG in May 2021, and he now has a deal running until 2025.
Since joining PSG, Neymar has made 117 appearances for the club and has scored 87 goals for them while providing 52 assists. He has earned 111 caps for Brazil and has scored 68 goals for the national team. As a result, he is on his way to becoming the highest goalscorer ever for his country, surpassing Pele.
With the arrival of Lionel Messi at PSG, the Barcelona partnership has been reestablished, with Kylian Mbappe expected to operate through the centre. Considering that Lionel Messi is the best-paid player in the world, Neymar is probably not the highest earner in the squad anymore either.