62 million euros in 1 week!
It looks being a phenomenal week for Neymar as he concludes a deal that has already been labelled “the transfer of the century”.
And, whilst Neymar will make headlines across the globe in arguably the most stunning transfer ever, his father is also set to rake it in.
On Saturday evening, with constant rumours about Neymar’s 222 million euro move to PSG, ahead of Real Madrid v Barcelona in the Miami El Clasico, Sport have released sensational numbers about Neymar’s father.
If Sport are to be believed, Neymar Santos Sr. will earn a cool 62 million euros in the coming week.
“Loyalty bonus” from Barcelona: €26m
On Saturday, rumours emerged about Neymar’s “loyalty bonus” that he will receive on Monday.
The agreement for said “loyalty bonus” was made last October when Neymar signed his new contract with a release clause of 222 million euros.
Sport suggest the most ironic “loyalty bonus” of all time will reward Neymar’s father 26 million euros.
For what it’s worth, Neymar has a contract at Barcelona until 2021.
Agent signing on fee from PSG: €36m
Meanwhile, with Neymar set to actually sign for PSG sometime in the coming week, Neymar Sr. is also due 36 million euros in agent fees.
Neymar Sr. will have bagged 62 million euros without his son even playing in an official match this week (that isn’t a pre-season friendly).
As you might imagine, the Catalan press discuss Neymar Sr. and the morality of receiving the 26 million euros from Barcelona as a “loyalty bonus”.
There are now strong reports – including from The Sunday Times – that PSG even held off activating Neymar’s release clause due to the “loyalty bonus”.
But, Neymar’s father has shown throughout his sons career how he views money and that looks set to be confirmed by one of the most staggering transfers of all time.