Lionel Messi €300M Transfer Discussed by Jurgen Klopp After Neymar's PSG Move

Lionel Messi €300M Transfer Discussed by Jurgen Klopp After Neymar's PSG Move

I refer to the transfer of the 25-year-old Brazilian known only as Neymar from Barcelona to Paris St Germain for a world-record fee close to £200 million.

The payment, which has been frozen and placed in a notary, is reportedly owed to Neymar's family as part of his final contract renewal with the Spanish side.

"Although he doesn't agree with the value (of R$8 million), the process has dragged on for more than three years and the intention is to end it and move on to this new phase for Neymar", said Marcos Neder, one of the player's lawyers.

Neymar left Barcelona for a world record €222m in favour of PSG, and the Reds boss has stated that it makes even the likes of Lionel Messi available to clubs.

"We are not considering the possibility of action by Federation Internationale de Football Association for the good relationship that exists with Barcelona".

"In a period of just a month that suddenly sounds possible too. And now it simply happened".

In any case, there are only a few clubs out there who could boast not only the funds, but also the allure it would require to tempt the Argentina worldwide away from his home of 17 years.

In a quiet season for business news, the giant cesspit that is the world of elite football can be relied upon to provide a money story with a pungent whiff to it.

If there's any player out there worthy of the cost, many would argue Messi to be him, and Klopp could be proved correct in asserting his €300 million cost no longer looks so far out of reach.

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