Operation Neymar cost PSG 252 million euros



Posted Saturday, November 10, 2018 by Marca.com

Operation Neymar cost PSG 252 million euros

Neymar's transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain is still producing news and on Friday a new chapter was added to the saga.

The Brazilian is the most expensive player in the history of football, but it has transpired that he was even more costly than was originally reported.

Last summer, on August 3rd to be specific, PSG announced the signing of the forward from Barcelona.

They had paid the release clause in the player's contract, a total of 222 million euros.

However, as Football Leaks have now revealed, with the information collected by Mediapart, the transfer was even more expensive than that.

PSG also had to pay 10.7 million euros in commission to each of the two agents involved.

One was the ex-Santos man's father Neymar Snr and the other was Israeli intermediary Pini Zahavi.

An additional 8.7 million euros must also be included as part of a solidarity contribution to the club who developed him for a total of 252 million euros.

Zahavi, who was the man who acted as the go-between in the deal, along with the player's father, is a heavyweight in such transfers.

This past summer, he also tried to force through a Bayern Munich exit for Robert Lewandowski, whose preferred destination was Real Madrid, but was unsuccessful.

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