Qatar World Cup ambassador
Neymar is going to make a lot of money over the coming weeks. Already extremely wealthy, Mundo Deportivo reports that the Brazilian footballer is set to sign a €300m contract with Qatar Sports Investment in Doha.
He’ll be getting paid €60m a year to promote the 2022 World Cup, a tournament that was secured illegally by Qatar. The Gulf country have also been criticised for essentially enslaving stadium workers by confiscating passports.
Thousands of people have died to help Qatar prepare for this World Cup. But €300m is a tempting offer.
Of course, it’s no coincidence that Qatar Sports Investment also own PSG. Signing this contract will allow Neymar to buy himself out of his contract with Barcelona. It could be a clever way for PSG to get around FFP rules.
— Paris United (@parisunited6) July 28, 2017
Extremely rich Neymar
Perhaps UEFA will look into the details behind Neymar’s deal. The forward is set to sign a €30m-a-year deal with PSG and will also, ironically, receive a €25m loyalty bonus from Barcelona on Monday.