In a growing trend in the world of football, the details of Neymar’s contract at Barcelona have been leaked.
The most interesting revelation is that the Brazilian has a £153m buyout clause and that should be something suitors pay attention to.
Manchester United have been linked with the 24-year-old before and now know what they must pay to get the forward, with their being no guarantee that they will have to pay this exact figure.
Shelling out so much for one player may seem over the top, but, in the case of Neymar, the Red Devils would not regret their investment.
The former Santos player has scored 81 goals in 133 appearances across all competitions for the La Liga outfit and played a big part in Barca picking up the treble last season.
Indeed, Neymar racked up an average of 1.5 goals-per-game during that trophy-laiden campaign, bettering Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi, and purchasing Barcelona’s most prolific forward surely has to be seen as a good piece of business.
The Red Devils will be helped by the fact that increased TV money from the Premier League would help them fund a move for Neymar.
Furthermore, if you add up the fees United paid in the last two seasons, it’s £100m more than they would need to get the Barca man and surely fans inside Old Trafford would rather see the Brazilian star strutting his stuff than flops such as Angel Di Maria, Memphis Depay, Matteo Darmian, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Ander Herrera, Marcos Rojo and Radamel Falcao ,who combined cost more than £153m.
Persuading him to trade Catalonia for Manchester may also not prove too difficult, with the leak revealing that the 24-year-old is being paid £77,000-a-week.
In contrast, Jonjo Shelvey is on an £80,000-a-week contract and that won’t change even if Newcastle get relegated.