Neymar, PSG Reportedly Agree to Contract Terms for Nearly £450M Total Transfer

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistAugust 2, 2017

TOPSHOT - Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar drives into the parkinglot to takes part in a training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi, near Barcelona on August 2, 2017 following rumour that Neymar is considering a move to French club PSG for which the club would have to shell out some 222 million euros, enough to trigger the 25-year-old's transfer release clause. / AFP PHOTO / Josep LAGO        (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)
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Neymar has reportedly agreed to a contract with Paris Saint-Germain, and his proposed move from Barcelona to the French capital could be worth a gargantuan £450 million in total.

According to Sky Sports News, the deal will run for five years:

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Neymar deal worth nearly £450m including wages and bonuses.

As Ed Malyon of The Independent reported, Neymar's transfer fee alone will cost PSG a record €222 million (nearly £200 million), as that's the value of his buyout clause.

Sky Sports' Bryan Swanson provided an update on what his wages will look like:

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Understand Neymar travels to Paris in next two days to finalise PSG move. 5yr deal agreed. £515,000-a-week wages after tax. (1/4) #SSN

Per Sport, Neymar has already said goodbye to his Barcelona team-mates. Lionel Messi took to social media to say his goodbyes, and per Bleacher Report Football, the Brazilian responded:

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“Thank you brother … I’ll miss you mate!”—Neymar responds to Messi 😢❤ https://t.co/ncrGj238CK

The transfer will smash the current record for largest in history the moment it goes through, with Manchester United paying Juventus less than £100 million for Paul Pogba last year. According to Liam Prenderville of the Daily Mirror, the Frenchman's initial wages were "just" £165,588 per week.

It's a huge commitment from PSG to a player widely regarded as the third-best in the world behind Messi and Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo. For Neymar, the move will present an opportunity to carve his own path, away from Messi and a Barcelona team that has been hugely successful the last few seasons.


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