After a whirlwind couple of weeks, Neymar on Friday was formally introduced as the newest member of Paris Saint-Germain after the French soccer giant agreed to a world-record transfer fee of $263 million.
On top of that, Neymar’s new five-year contract will come with an annual salary of $53 million, making him the highest-paid footballer in the world. In total, PSG will eventually pay more than $500 million for Neymar’s services.
While we can debate whether Neymar deserves to be the highest-paid player in the world, it is the transfer fee that is the most jaw-dropping. To get a better sense of just how big it was, here is how it compares with the largest reported transfer fees, according to the BBC. Nobody else is even close to Neymar.
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