Neymar’s transfer to Paris St Germaine for a record 222 million Euros sent a shockwave through the soccer world. For the French, it was a wakeup call to the other clubs that PSG is going to be a force. For the rest of the soccer world, it was the dawn of a new series of record breaking transfer deals. The price for top players just got higher. It is difficult to say how long this record will stand, but some players might break that record. Here are a few:
Messi might be 30 years old now, but everyone still believes that he is the best player in the world. His release clause at Barcelona is at 300 million Euros. It is unlikely he will leave, as he has said over and over again that he wants to retire at Barcelona. However, in their current predicament, it is difficult to predict what the club will do to secure their future.
Real Madrid is the only club in the history of the Champions League to have won the trophy back-to-back. Marco Asensio scored on his debut in the La Liga, Champions League, and Spanish Supercup debuts. He is the hottest property in Spanish soccer right now, and Real Madrid is looking at a renewal of his contract with a buyout clause of 500 million Euros.
These are just two of the several stars that could break Neymar’s transfer record. Other potential players would be Isco, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Marco Verratti.