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Neymar will make $1 million per week at PSG

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 29: Neymar of Brazil sings the national anthem prior to kickoff during the international friendly match between Brazil and Chile at the Emirates Stadium on March 29, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

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Numbers from Neymar’s big deal to move to Paris Saint-Germain are out, and they are massive.

The Brazilian superstar will reportedly make $1,025,000 per week at the Parc des Princes for a -- wait for it -- princely sum of about $54 million per year.

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Bonkers.

That means Neymar, at age 25, will be the highest paid soccer player in the world, surpassing the $813,000 per week Carlos Tevez makes in China.

Neymar was given leave from Barcelona training on Wednesday to help sort out his future.
From the BBC:

Barcelona have told the French club they must pay his 222m euro (£198m) fee “in full” and they are understood to be ready to meet his release clause.

It means PSG’s total outlay across the initial five-year deal will come to £400m.


That’s about $475 million over the five years of the deal, quite an investment for a player who will now attempt to prove he’s as big a star as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He’ll also bear the burden of doing what Zlatan Ibrahimovic could not and fulfill PSG’s dream of a Champions League title.

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