While Neymar’s almost £200million world record move to PSG from Barcelona is shocking the entire sports world, not only football community, Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho, has insisted that Neymar is “not expensive”.
He, however, warned that the Brazilian’s world record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, will further inflate an already “crazy” transfer market.
Earlier this summer, Mourinho expressed his concern over some of the fees being paid for players, which he regards as average.
“When we paid that amount for Paul [Pogba] I said that he was not expensive,” he said.
“Expensive are the ones that get into a certain level without a certain quality. I think with Neymar it is going to happen the same [as Pogba]. I don’t think he’s expensive for £200 million. I think he’s expensive for the fact that you are going to have more players of £100 million and more players of £80 million and more players of £60 million.
“I think that’s the problem because Neymar is one of the best players in the world. Commercially he’s very strong and for sure Paris Saint-Germain thought about it. So I don’t think the problem is Neymar, it’s the consequences after Neymar.”