99% of the professional football teams around the world are worth less than what PSG paid for Neymar’s world record fee of €222 million. The move has sent shock waves around world football but Qatar Investment Authority-owned french outfit Paris Saint Germain has rose to elite of european football in last 10 years after huge investments were made from the Qatar based company. They continue to spend big as just after Neymar’s transfer they brought Kylian Mbappé on a year long which will be turn into permanent transfer for around €161 million in summer of 2018. We take a look at entire PSG squad and players contract details.
At the start of 2017-18 season Paris Saint Germain became the professional team with the highest wage bill not only in football but sports in general. PSG’s current squad average wage is €131,100 a week (£101,898) or if we put it yearly, the average annual salary of PSG squad is around £5.3m per year making them the highest paying team in the world largely down to the fact they brought in Neymar Jr’s who is paid over €500,000 a week after tax. Paris Saint Germain has made their intentions clear with Neymar and Mbappe signings that they mean business. Winning French domestic titles are not enough and they are going all out to win Champions League and their squad is as good as any other European heavyweight going into the new 2017-18 season.
Transfers 17/18: Neymar’s transfer broke all kinds of financial records in football and unless Messi decide to move away from Barcelona, this is set to stay as the most expensive football transfer for quite sometime.
- Neymar Jr – (€222 million from FC Barcelona)
- Kylian Mbappé – (1 year loan deal switching to permanent next year at €161 million from AS Monaco)
- Yuri Berchiche – (€16 million from Real Sociedad)
- Dani Alves – (free Transfer)
- Lassana Diarra (free transfer)
PSG also let go several high profile names with the likes of Serge Aurier, Blaise Matuidi, Lucas and Jean-Kévin Augustin moving away from Paris freeing up some of the wages.
Neymar’s €500,000 a week salary after tax made him third highest paid player in the world after Ronaldo and Messi. Kylian Mbappé will become the most expensive teenager next year when his switch to PSG becomes permanent.
|PLAYER||AGE||WEEKLY WAGE||CONTRACT LEFT|
|Kevin Trapp||27||€75,000||2 Years (2020)|
|Alphonse Aréola||24||€40,000||1 Years (2019)|
|Sébastien Cibois||19||Last year (2018)|
|Marquinhos (new deal)||23||€200,000||4 Years (2022)|
|Thiago Silva||33||€200,000||2 Years (2020)|
|Presnel Kimpembe||22||€10,000||3 Years (2021)|
|Layvin Kurzawa||25||€75,000||2 Years (2020)|
|Yuri Berchiche (new signing)||28||€80,000||3 Years (2021)|
|Thomas Meunier||26||€60,000||2 Years (2020)|
|Dani Alves (new signing)||35||€230,000||1 Years (2019)|
|Thiago Motta||35||€80,000||Last Year (2018)|
|Marco Verratti||25||€150,000||3 Years (2021)|
|Lassana Diarra (new signing)||32||€80,000||1 Years (2019)|
|Adrien Rabiot||22||€60,000||1 Years (2019)|
|Julian Draxler||24||€100,000||3 Years (2021)|
|Javier Pastore||28||€100,000||1 Years (2019)|
|Hatem Ben Arfa||30||€75,000||Last Year (2018)|
|Neymar JR (new signing)||26||€500,000||4 Years (2022)|
|Ángel Di María||30||€230,000||1 Years (2019)|
|Edinson Cavani||31||€200,000||2 Years (2020)|
|Kylian Mbappé (currently on loan)||19||€300,000||1 year loan deal switching to permanent deal next year.|
|20||3 Years (2012)|
All these details are pretty accurate you can have our word for that. football-leaks has been revealing some very insight information about the player/club contracts in the last 6 months and some of the PSG contracts mentioned in football-leak documents reflect the exact figures. You can follow football-leak at their official blog (footballleaks2015.wordpress.com) for more information.