After a meeting this week with Paris Saint Germain’s sporting director, Artero Henrique, and with the lawyer and member of the Parisian board of directors, Sophie Jordan, Neymar’s father is committed to having his son sign for Paris Saint Germain once they deposit the 222 million euros of his termination clause, which it appears will be done via the personal sponsorship of Qatar.
The terms of the verbal agreement reached between PSG and Neymar cover a duration of six seasons, and in each the player would receive 30 million net, the same that Messi earns after his renewal, but not including a signing bonus.
After the experience last summer, when the situation was very similar – Neymar Sr. ensuring that his son’s decision to leave Barcelona was taken and that it was only a matter of choosing between PSG, Real Madrid and Manchester City – PSG are maintaining prudence and do not want another disappointment.
However, according to what the player’s father has said to them, it seems that this time Neymar will keep his word.
PSG’s board are working to find the best formula so that the payment of the 222 million euros will not conflict with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FPF) rules.
The owners of the Parisian club are exploring the possibility of a personal sponsorship agreement with Neymar via Oryx Qatar Sports Investments, its investment fund which is in fact the governing body of PSG, a Qatari property.
They would pay for it or a business partner.
Given Neymar’s undeniable publicity streak, they believe he could justify himself to the UEFA Club Financial Control Committee and, given that it would be the player who received the money, the 222m would not impact on the club’s accounts.