£198m For Neymar Is Not “Expensive” – Mourinho

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has declared that Neymar’s £198m release-clause fee is not expensive.

Neymar’s world record move to PSG seems imminent after Barcelona confirmed that the Brazilian wants to leave the club yesterday, emphasizing that PSG must pay the £198m release clause fee in full before the Brazilian will be allowed to leave the Camp Nou.

Speaking after United’s 2-1 pre-season victory over Sampdoria, Mourinho said: “When we paid that amount for Paul I said that it was not expensive,”
“Expensive are the ones who get into a certain level without a certain quality.”

“I think that Neymar is the same (as Pogba). I don’t think he is expensive. For £200m I don’t think he is expensive.”

However, Mourinho bemoans the reality of modern era football transfers but insisted that 25-year-old Neymar worth every penny of his release clause.

He continued: “I think he is expensive the fact that now you are going to have more players at £100m, you are going to have more players at £80m and more players at £60m.”

“And 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 St Germain thought about it.”

“So I think the problem is not Neymar, I think the problem is the consequences of Neymar.”