Paris Saint Germain will have to pay a staggering £153 million release clause to land Brazilian superstar Neymar. How the hell do you replace Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Well, you probably can’t, but obliterating the world transfer record for Neymar should help.

According to reports in the Spanish media, the Qatari backed French giants are prepared to shell out an eye-watering £153m to land the Barcelona forward for the 2017/18 season.With Lionel Messi still very much the main man for the La Liga champions, it is believed Neymar and his representatives feel a move to Paris would enhance his claims for the Ballon d’Or.

Negotiations on a contract extension at the Camp Nou have stalled and there is also an ongoing court case surrounding the 24-year-olds switch from Santos in 2013.Recently leaked documents revealed Neymar ‘only’ earns around £77,000 per week at Barcelona, and the player’s agent has also suggested a move to the Ligue 1 side could be a possibility if they stump up the cash.’A contract can be terminated provided the release clause is paid.’ Wagner Ribeiro said. ‘If PSG want Neymar then we can discuss it. PSG are one of the few clubs who could feasibly afford such a fee, which would comfortably surpass the existing record which Real Madrid paid out to Tottenham for Gareth Bale.

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