It’s Not About the Money: Why Neymar Was Right to Leave Barcelona and Join PSG

Neymar has a lot of work to do to convince people his world record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain wasn’t motivated by money. He’s left behind one of the most famous sporting institutions in the world for a club that is younger than Jennifer Aniston, and is expected to pocket in excess of £500,000, after tax, each and every week in France.


But to accuse the Brazilian superstar of simply quitting Camp Nou for a huge pay day is the lazy criticism, and more than a little unfair.

Neymar answered those critics in his own words on Friday: “What I say to these people is they don’t know anything about my personal life, I was never motivated by money.

“If I was following the money, I would be somewhere else, with other clubs in other countries. I’m really sad that people still think that way and I’m glad that PSG believe in me.”

A major theme of the 2013 autobiography Neymar co-wrote with his father centred on money not being a driving factor in his career. Together, they both explained how football was always the most important thing and that had money been a

Article source: https://www.si.com/soccer/2017/08/05/its-not-about-money-why-neymar-was-right-leave-barcelona-and-join-psg

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