Football Leaks Reveal Paris St. Germain Will Pay Neymar €36.8M Per Year
Documents obtained by German publication Der Spiegel through Football Leaks revealed Neymar's "real salary" at Paris St. Germain, according to L'ÉQUIPE. The documents show the striker will earn €36.8M ($43.6M) per year. Earning around €100,000 ($118,512) per week, Neymar is the second-best paid player in the world behind Chinese Super League side Shanghai Shenhua's Carlos Tevez. The future salary of Lionel Messi with Barcelona is expected to be around €40M ($47.4M) (L'ÉQUIPE, 9/24). In London, Danny Gallagher reported the leaks also show that PSG will pay Barcelona up to £214M ($288.3M) for the attacker over his five-year deal in France, "while additionally giving insight into Barcelona's subsequent move" for Ousmane Dembélé. The Frenchman was purchased from Borussia Dortmund by Barcelona and "instantly inherited" Neymar's No. 11 shirt. The leaks show the deal for Dembélé, 20, totals £138M ($186M), with the player "more than quadrupling his earnings." Dembélé will pocket £10M ($13.5M) this year, with a further £3M ($4M) "coming his way should Barca win a treble" (DAILY MAIL, 9/24).