Neymar may become the most expensive footballer of all time following if his move to French club PSG comes to pass. PSG are ready to meet Neymar’s buyout clause of Ksh. 27.2 billion and have agreed a deal reported to be a total mind blowing value of Ksh. 61.9 billion (£450m) a 110% rise from Paul Pogba’s landmark Ksh. 12.8 billion (£93.25m) move to Manchester United.
His wages will be about Ksh. 73.8 million a week which translates to about Ksh. 440,000 an hour. This also means that every second Neymar will spend as a PSG player, he will earn Ksh. 123
The proposed move still has to meet Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules which was implemented five years ago by European football’s governing body UEFA which stipulate that European clubs cannot spend more than they earn.
Just to illustrate how huge the transfer figure is, if we make an assumption that in the Kenyan Premier League which comprises of 18 teams, every team let’s say has about 22 players earning an average of Ksh. 100000 per month. That would mean that with Neymar’s fees, you could be able to pay all the salaries of the entire league players for about 128 years.