Neymar will become most expensive transfer ever.
Barcelona has officially terminated Neymar Jr.'s contract after accepting a world-record payment of €222 million, activating the 25-year old superstar's buyout clause.
The deal, which was in limbo earlier today when La Liga rejected the payment, paves the way for Neymar to move on to Paris Saint-Germain.
According to ESPN FC, Neymar is expected to arrive in the French capital tomorrow to sign off on a five-year deal with PSG worth an estimated €30m annually, after tax. That's the equivalent of $35.6 million dollars per year.
Once the ink has dried, Neymar will become the most expensive transfer in the history of the game, more than doubling the €105m f Paul Pogba received from Juventus last year.
The amount of Neymar's release clause + projected PSG contract could buy you a lot of NBA stars. pic.twitter.com/CjJ88GzfyA— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 3, 2017
Barcelona have officially released Neymar after accepting a world-record payment. https://t.co/BifQHba0kM— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 3, 2017