Brazilian forward Neymar Santos Jr. has finally signed the world record-breaking USD $235.29 million (€198) deal with the #Ligue 1 side Paris St-Germain (PSG) on Thursday, Sports Illustrated reported. The deal also completed Neymar’s disassociation with La Liga side Barcelona. The football world will now miss the famous trio-MSN (Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, and Neymar) at the Camp Nou with Neymar parting ways from them to join the French side.

Who is The Owner of PSG?

The whopping deal with the Brazilian star has raised serious concern among the other football clubs in Europe. Football experts believe this has happened because of the deep wallet of Ligue 1 side's owner Qatar Sports Investments.

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The Qatar investment company has held the majority of the stake of PSG since 2011 and they have signed some big deals in football.

Paris St-Germain has become a big name in international football because they have the support of a country. Qatar is spending a huge sum on PSG and its players which no other club in Europe enjoys and that has left #European Football murmuring.

Arsène Wenger offered his thoughts on the subject

Incumbent Arsenal coach Arsène Wenger has offered his thoughts about the world record-breaking deal. "Once a country owns a club, everything is possible. It becomes very difficult to respect the financial fair play because you can have different ways or different interests for a country to have such a big player to represent a country. It can't justify the investments and looks unusual for the game,” Wenger was quoted as saying by ESPN.

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Yes, Wenger is right, but #Inflation in international football is also a big reason behind this whopping deal. All players want a fat salary and perks to lead a posh life in society. Neymar used to receive $10,9 million as a salary at Barcelona but at PSG he will receive as much as Messenjoysoy at Camp Nou.

Transfer landscape-changing deals

In 1979, when Trevor Francis was transferred to Birmingham City from Nottingham Forest, the football world was stunned and surprised. Since then we have come across hefty $100 million deals in European club football, which is now dominated by either oil-rich Gulf countries or Russian industry owners.

In 2009 when one of the biggest football stars of the game, Cristiano Ronaldo, left Manchester United after signing a €94 million ($111million) deal with the richest football club in the world, Real Madrid the world the football understood that the day was not far away when €100 million deal would be common. Four years down the line the Spanish giant Real Madrid did it again.

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This time they signed a €100 million deal with Tottenham Hotspur’s Wales international Gareth Bale, who has broken Ronaldo’s record to join his former EPL opponent at Santiago Bernabéu.

What does Jose Mourinho think?

In 2016, Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho signed €105 million ($124.7) deal with Paul Pogba to bring him to the Old Trafford from Juventus. But, Manchester United coach Mourinho, who is an astute thinker, is afraid of this trend. Throwing his thoughts out on the subject, BBC quoted him as saying, “I think the problem is not Neymar, the problem is the consequence of Neymar. I think he is expensive in fact now you are going to have more players at €100 million euro, 80m, and 60m, and I think that is the problem.”

However, Neymar, who joined Barcelona from Santos in 2013, enjoyed a great time with Messi and Suarez at the Camp Nou, but to sign a deal with PSG he had to pay 222 million buyout clause to Barcelona to free him front the contract. Now, PSG’s no.10 Neymar will join his Brazil teammates Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Lucas, and Marquinhos at Parc des Princes. His fans hope he will have a great time in Paris.