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Neymar Is ‘Too Cheap’ For £200m – Mourinho

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has Neymar’s imminent 222m euro (£200m) transfer to Paris-St Germain is “not expensive” but the consequences will cause “problems”

The Brazil forward, 25, told Barcelona he wanted to leave on Wednesday.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp criticised the proposed world-record deal in light of Uefa’s Financial Fair Play rules.

“I thought Fair Play was made so that situations like that can’t happen,” said Klopp. “That’s more of a suggestion than a real rule.”

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has also criticised the deal by the Qatar-backed PSG, saying: “Once a country owns a club everything is possible and it becomes difficult to respect Financial Fair Play.

“It’s a consequence of the ownerships that have changed the landscape completely over the last 15 years. I always plead for football to live within its own resources. The inflation is accelerating. We crossed the £100m line and then a year a later we crossed the £200m.

“It’s beyond calculations and rationality.”

Neymar’s transfer would top Paul Pogba’s then world-record move from Juventus to Manchester United last summer by more than £100m.

Mourinho said: “Expensive are the ones who get into a certain level without a certain quality. For £200m, I don’t think [Neymar] is expensive.

“I think he’s expensive in the fact that now you are going to have more players at £100m, you are going have more players at £80m and more players at £60m. And I think that’s the problem.”

He added: “Neymar is one of the best players in the world, commercially he is very strong and for sure PSG thought about it.

“So I think the problem is not Neymar, I think the problem is the consequences of Neymar.”

Neymar will earn 865,000 euros (£775,477) a week, which will equate to 45m euros (£40.3m) a year before tax.

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

Financial Fair Play rules, first implemented during the 2011-12 season, stipulate that European clubs cannot spend more than they earn.

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