By Zaheer E. Clarke
Broadcast August 5, 2017 on Sportsnation Live on Nationwide News Network
Published August 14, 2017
Speculation is rife as to why Neymar would leave Barcelona for PSG. Here are five reasons why I think he made the move.
The expected discussion this week in the sports world should have been solely about Usain Bolt’s swansong in London at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. However, with world football undergoing an upheaval this week with Barcelona’s star Neymar making the switch to Paris Saint Germain for a record fee of 200 million pounds, let’s just say, we forgot about athletics for a second.
To put it into perspective, 200 million pounds is 33 billion Jamaican dollars. Bear in mind, this does not include his salary, which is little over 40 million pounds per year for the next five years. So, that amounts to another 200 million pounds. Therefore, the entire switch and wages will cost PSG roughly 400 million pounds, that’s in excess of 67 billion Jamaica dollars. Makes me want to ask Minister Shaw what’s Jamaica’s annual budget again? Continue reading