But a reported 550,000 euros a week salary may have helped. That's more than a dollar every second, 24 hours a day. The $263 million US Dollar fee to release Neymar from his Barcelona contract smashes the previous transfer record set by Paul Pogba's 105 million Euro move to Manchester United last year.
But it's a sum PSG can afford. The club is owned by Qatari Sport Investment, an arm of Qatar's Sovereign Wealth fund, leading some managers to question whether such deals are fair.>> Once a country owns a club, everything's possible. And so it becomes very difficult to respect the financial fair play.
>> Spain's LaLiga had rejected the huge fee after its President raised concerns over European football's financial Fair Play rules.>>
>> At Barcelona, Neymar formed a part of one of the most feared attacking lineups in club soccer, alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.
Among the trophies they secured were a UEFA Champions League title and two La Liga crowns. PSG, who finished second in France's top league last season, will be hoping he helps bring them some more silverware of their own.>>