Astonishing Potential Total Cost of Paris Saint-Germain's Move for Neymar Revealed in Report

Thursday July 20th, 2017

​Paris Saint-Germain could have to pay an astronomical total sum to complete the signing of Barcelona forward Neymar.

​Sport have reported that the wealthy Ligue 1 club, when taking into account the transfer fee and Neymar's wages, may be set back around €528m. The Brazilian's release clause at Barcelona is set at €222m, a fee PSG have been rumoured to be willing to pay.

But the French club would also have to pay Neymar's extensive salary demands, which Sport claim would add up to €306m.

A small consolation for the Parisians is that they will not be required to pay a big tax bill. Following a change in the ruling, meeting a player's release clause no longer means that the buying club has to pay full VAT.

That would mean that the €222m would be a stand alone fee, when under the previous ruling it would have cost an additional £46.62m in VAT, as well as £106.56m in IRPF, which would take the cost of the transfer to £328.56m.

Barcelona's Brazilian forward Neymar celebrates after scoring their second goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey (King's Cup) final football match FC Barcelona vs Deportivo Alaves at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on May 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)
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PSG would offer Neymar a contract worth €30m a year for five years, although his salary would come under the highest tax bracket in France of 45 percent.


For the 25-year-old to earn £30m net a season, he would have to be paid £61.2m every season by PSG.

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