Ney­mar on the cusp of record-break­ing move to PSG

The Washington Times Daily - - SPORTS -

BARCELONA, SPAIN | Ney­mar is ready to leave Barcelona, and Paris Sain­tGer­main is ready to put up a record $262 mil­lion to make it hap­pen.

The 25-year-old Brazil striker, widely con­sid­ered to be among the best soc­cer play­ers in the world along­side Lionel Messi and Cris­tiano Ron­aldo, broke weeks of si­lence Wed­nes­day when he told his Barcelona team­mates he wants to move on af­ter four tro­phy-laden sea­sons.

The cost of the player’s buy­out clause is 222 mil­lion eu­ros ($262 mil­lion), an as­ton­ish­ing price that Ney­mar’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive said PSG is will­ing to pay. The pay­ment of the buy­out clause would dwarf the pre­vi­ous world record trans­fer of 105 mil­lion eu­ros (then $116 mil­lion) that Manch­ester United paid for France mid­fielder Paul Pogba last year.

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