Brazilian maestro Neymar would earn 52 million euros should he remain with Paris Saint-Germain beyond the upcoming summer, but a report has revealed that he would earn significantly less if he were to switch and move back to FC Barcelona in the transfer window.
In fact, Mundo Deportivo reveal that the Brazilian maestro would lose around half or more of his salary, earning just over 20 million euros with the Catalans.
Neymar left Barcelona in a world record breaking deal but has been linked with a move back to the Camp Nou ever since his departure. Reports say the clubs came close to an agreement, and the player himself wanted to leave, but it all broke down last summer.
Neymar will have the chance to leave PSG again when the summer transfer window opens, however, it may be his last opportunity to join the Spanish giants. Josep Maria Bartomeu remains a fan of the player, but his term as president runs out in 2021. A new club president may result in a shift in transfer strategy.
Barcelona cannot compete with PSG’s Qatari backing in terms of money, especially as the Blaugrana already pays so much in salary.
However, it is possible that if Messi retires, part of the Argentine’s salary would move to Neymar proved if indeed he proves to be a worthwhile heir to Messi, who is about 5 years older to the Brazilian.