Brazilian star footballer, 25-year-old player Neymar has come with a new world record in football episode. Apart from the main game, there are many things which make news in Football like cunning tactics, red cards, fouls or referee being smashed but all are outshined when the player transfer window opens.
Neymar has been bought for an overwhelming €222 million ($262,821,000), officially activating his release clause from Barcelona and hitting the record for the most expensive football player (soccer player), single transfer. he is finally saying Good Bye to Barcelona, which will also end the famous Messi-Suarez-Neymar trio.
Though there have been instances of speculations that Neymar has been underperforming playing in the footsteps of fellow football superstar Lionel Messi. But despite this, he managed to grab the huge opportunity for him and opening more doors of performing his best in the times to come.
Looking at the history, Neymar’s deal has more than doubled the previous record, which is in the name of Paul Pogba when he had completed his return to Manchester United in 2016.
Moreover, this would be the biggest percentage increase on the most expensive footballer record since 1932. Before this, the record was with Argentina’s Ángel Di María, who with his four transfers added to a combined total of £132.6 Million ($197.53 Million).
Prior to this, Pogba spent a lot of time with the Italian club. In his stay, he had scored 28 goals in 128 events and created ample opportunities for Paolo Dybala and company when he excelled as a midfielder. Way before Paul Pogba, there was Gareth Bale who made a lot of successes back in 2013.
This resulted in Real Madrid grabbed him up for a world-record transfer of £85 million, becoming the most expensive transfer of his times.