On August 4, Neymar officially made his move from football’s powerhouse, Barcelona, to Paris Saint-Germaine (PSG). PSG paid a transfer fee of over $250 million USD, breaking the record set by Manchester United in 2016, and making Neymar the most expensive football player in the world. His contract is set to go through 2022 where he will earn around $35 million per season (after taxes) and before his major signing bonus.
It is indisputable that Neymar would ruffle the feathers of Barcelona fans with his acceptance of PSG’s offer. Some believe that there is no reason to leave Barcelona as it is at the top of football – there is no better place to go once you reach Barcelona. Some fans even retaliated to Neymar’s “disrespectful” move away from Barcelona by burning his jersey.