NEYMAR has denied claims he is paid £325,000 a month to applaud PSG fans, labelling the reports as “fake news.”
After it emerged that the 26-year-old superstar earns £900k-a-week for the Ligue 1 side, sources revealed that Neymar receives a huge bonus to this contract for clapping supporters.
The added income to Neymar’s staggering earnings were referred to as a “behaviour clause” in his contract that was awarded to the 26-year-old if he towed the club’s line.
A France 2 documentary revealed that Neymar receives €375,000 per month for clapping PSG’s fans while Skipper and countryman Thiago Silva is said to receive around €33,000-a-month.
PSG has since responded to the claims that confirm a behaviour clause does indeed exist but the requirements go far beyond simply applauding supporters.
Neymar himself has also taken to Instagram to respond to the initial clapping story, branding the reports “fake news”.
But, the full cost of Neymar’s move to Paris was also disclosed this week, including the news that the star earns £900k-a-week.
PSG reportedly paid an initial €222 million to Barcelona, before departing with €10.5million each to his agents, his father Neymar Sr and Pini Zahavi, plus €8.7million to his first club Santos.
But, 15% of Neymar’s salary is termed an “ethics premium” as is the case with all PSG players, which allows the Ligue 1 side to fine stars for misconduct.
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Neymar, who has 12 goals and six assists in all competitions this season, asked that “compliance with tax rules” be removed, but PSG refused.
He is set to start against Monaco today as the French champions look to continue their 100% start to the season in the league.
Thomas Tuchel’s side will fancy the chance to stretch their winning run to 13 against Thierry Henry’s struggling Monaco outfit.