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Three Shockwaves From Neymar’s Transfer To PSG

Many call it the transfer of the century! Neymar’s transfer to Paris Saint Germain has sent shockwaves across the football world. Almost everyone is talking about it – even French President, Emmanuel Macon weighed in. But Neymar’s transfer isn’t without some consequences.

All of sudden, Barcelona can’t keep hold of one of their best players. Neymar Junior is fed up with life playing second fiddle to an ageing Lionel Messi and PSG has obliterated the transfer world record to make him the new face of the Ligue 1.

The transfer saga that lingered for nearly a month, hit a crescendo with Neymar making a mega switch to the French capital. The Brazilian’s transfer has just triggered some chain reactions that are too colossal to be ignored. We take a look three consequences of Paris Saint Germain’s latest mega signing.

Damaging consequence for future transfers

Many pundits have bemoaned the astronomical £50 million price-tag slammed on Gylfi Sigurðsson. Albeit, with a player moving to another club for nearly four times that figure, you begin to see Swansea’s perspective.

The exorbitant price of future transfers is one big consequence of Neymar’s transfer. Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho thinks the same. He was quoted by SkySports as saying:

"For £200m I don't think he [Neymar] is expensive. I think he is expensive in the fact that now you are going to have more players at £100m, you are going have more players at £80m and more players at £60m. I think that's the problem.

"Neymar is one of the best players in the world, commercially he is very strong and for sure Paris Saint-Germain thought about it. So I think the problem is not Neymar, I think the problem is the consequences of Neymar."

A transfer market that has already been bastardized by sickening transfer fees would only get worse in the aftermath of Neymar’s move. Average players would cost more than the overpriced value already placed on them. I leave you to imagine how much players like Eden Hazard, Dele Alli or Harry Kane would go for IF they moved.

Massive PSG clear out

To avoid falling short of FIFA’s financial fair play regulations, Paris Saint Germain must sell a few players. These players must be big name players who would command decent transfer fees. The Parisian club has already stationed players such as former Real Madrid winger, Jesé Rodríguez, Hatem Ben Arfa and Grzegorz Krychowiak on the transfer list. Nevertheless, that wouldn’t be enough.

To avoid incurring losses of not more £30 million over the next three years, PSG must sell some bigger and more expensive players. Angel Di Maria might well be sacrificed – the Argentine can easily fetch £50 million. Blaise Matuidi and Serge Aurier could both bunch up another £50 million. If the aforementioned Hatem Ben Arfa and Grzegorz Krychowiak eventually find another haven, PSG might scrappily negotiate an infringement of the financial fair play rule.

The bottom-line is, the Ligue 1 runner-up must sell big name players to accommodate Neymar.

Gaping hole for Barca to fill

Over now to Catalonia. Barcelona, still smarting from being rejected by Neymar, must (as a matter of urgency) find a suitable replacement for the Brazilian winger. Barcelona is one club that has the pedigree to attract the world best players and they need one to step into the mammoth void left by the 25-year-old Olympic gold medalist.

The Catalan giants are spoiled for options left and right. Players such as Chelsea’s Eden Hazard, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele, Juve’s Paulo Dybala and Monaco wonder-kid, Kylian Mbappe Lottin have all received a mention by pundits. Any of these players can replace Neymar, but each would cost a large chunk of the Neymar transfer windfall.

Barcelona must now wake up from their slumber in the transfer market and replace yet another player who got sick of living in Messi’s shadow.

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