Paris Saint-Germain will have to reduce their players’ wage bill this summer and could be coerced into vending either Neymar or Lionel Messi – as the pair of icons earn £1.6million combined per week.
A massive 18 out of Ligue 1’s top-20 highest earners play for the Parisians, who recently triumphed the league title for the 10th time.
Consequently, the French league is all set to initiate new restrictions over wage bills, which could coerce them into significant changes.
The DNCG, the financial body in charge of supervising the French clubs’ accounts, said that clubs will be unable to have a wage bill greater than 70% of its income. As it stands, PSG are well above that percentage, with it being close to 91%.
In order to abide with the new changes, the club will have to make notable cuts this summer. Brazilian star Neymar, who united the French side on a £198m world-record agreement back in 2017, earns £850,000 in monthly wages.
Messi is stated to earn £700,000 per-week and the third highest earner in the squad, Kylian Mbappe, earns an astonishing £460,000 weekly salary.
PSG could see their wage bill cut significantly this summer with Mbappe’s withdrawal, but, as the forward is reckoned to be on his way to Champions League finalists Real Madrid.
As per Spanish newspaper AS, the time may have come to end relationships with Neymar as well. PSG have reputedly hit a relatively low asking price of £76m on the forward, as the club is apparently ready to take a loss on the world’s most expensive player.
In spite of PSG triumphing the Ligue 1 title with ease this season, things are not glowing in the French capital as it also seems that Pochettino is anticipated to lose his job at the end of the current campaign.