Neymar, a Brazilian footballer, is said to earn over £5 million a year if he avoids any ‘political or religious propaganda’ that could harm Paris Saint-image. Germain’s
The enormous sums of money that Neymar has amassed The 29-year-PSG old’s contract also has an ‘ethical provision’ that prohibits him from making any ‘negative public statements about the club’ and requires him to display ‘exemplary behavior.’ According to an inquiry by the Spanish news site El Mundo, Neymar’s contract requires him to be “courteous, prompt, pleasant, and available to supporters.”
If there are no issues, Neymar is said to earn an extra £461,947 gross every month – almost £5.5 million a year – on top of his weekly earnings of £490,000-a-week at the Qatari-owned team.
The ‘ethical clause’ states that Neymar, who is a devout Christian, must avoid any ‘political or religious propaganda that could harm the club’s image and unity.’
He must refrain from making any unfavorable public statements regarding the club, its employees, or its supporters, with PSG requesting “exemplary behavior, especially on the pitch.” The forward must also arrive on time, be pleasant, and make himself accessible to meet PSG supporters when the club requests it.
Given that Neymar, who became the world’s most expensive footballer when he joined PSG from Barcelona for £198 million in 2017, has made no secret of his Christian beliefs in the past, the religious element is surprising. ‘Life only makes sense when our highest objective is to serve Christ,’ he once observed.
He wore a headband that read “100% Jesus” during celebrations after Barcelona won the Champions League final in 2015. This arose when a donation from the local evangelical church supplied him and his Santos young squad with a new surface to play on.
He grew up attending the Peniel Baptist church in Sao Paulo, and the church’s main pastor, Newton Lobato, has previously revealed that Neymar donates roughly £15,000 to the church every year. After representing Brazil at the Copa America in the summer, Neymar has only played one match for PSG this season. Before the international, he played 66 minutes in their 2-0 win over Reims.
PSG’s next match is in the Champions League on Wednesday night when they travel to Belgian club Club Brugge.