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'R4.7bn For Messi Is Possible'

'R4.7bn For Lionel Messi Is Possible'

By Kurt Buckerfield - Aug 11, 2017 10:44 AM @KurtLaduma

After Neymar's world record move to Paris Saint-Germain, a Premier League manager believes Lionel Messi could easily be purchased for €300 million (R4.7 billion).

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The Brazilian recently joined the French giants for €222 million (R3.46 billion), becoming the most expensive player in the history of football in the process.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp now believes that Messi's reported €300 million (R4.7 billion) release clause could soon be activated, suggesting that Neymar's price tag has now made that possibility a reality.  

"It's pretty simple. Until now, it was simply seen as impossible," the German tactician told DAZN.

"Then there is the list, with the release clauses for Barcelona. Leo Messi, €300 million.

"In a period of just a month that suddenly sounds possible too. That used to be an outrageous amount.

"They just set that amount randomly. I mean, who would pay €300 million? And now it simply happened."

Klopp also questioned the ethics around Neymar's transfer fee, and believes that perhaps FIFA need to intervene to keep control of the crazy spending.

"I don't even know if this is right," he continued.

"No coach would demand such a thing. That's been decided on other levels and now he is a PSG player, obviously. A simple solution would be a rule. Where we want to go and where this should stop.

"The biggest clubs can decide on that, where they would want to set a limit. €150 million or €550 million, or whatever, and then no one would complain anymore. This is a topic now since it happened for the first time."

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Do you think the crazy spending on transfers will eventually have a negative impact on the sport? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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chinyama Joined: 31 Aug 2016
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chinyama Aug 13, 2017 02:15 PM
no team that needs his service so don't bonder your self coweditor
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@ShY_KiD sa Aug 13, 2017 07:33 AM
@Bob Dawana yoh! U r being a real idiotic m0rr0n ma guy tjo!!! What was Neymar worth by the time CR7 was worth 90€ I'd say use your brain b4 u comment next but judging from ur comment you have none
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@ShY_KiD sa Aug 13, 2017 07:29 AM
Nah it won't they should just spend spend spend I mean the big teams have always captured players they want it'll be too bad for smaller teams though... This will mean players will have to force their way out since well the clause nowadays are made so no team could pay
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Faysal Aug 12, 2017 10:06 AM
Messi won't be sold
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Shuthi Aug 12, 2017 06:58 AM
If messi is €300 and Ronaldo is €550
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Bob Dawana Aug 11, 2017 05:06 PM
And indeed Messi is priceless
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Bob Dawana Aug 11, 2017 05:04 PM
So Ney is €222 and Cowpenaldo is €90. .hehehehe
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AceBundu Aug 11, 2017 04:02 PM
This is money laundering skeems at it best
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Thilly11 Aug 11, 2017 02:53 PM
Old..
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MacG* Aug 11, 2017 02:36 PM
Isco has renewed his contract with Real Madrid until 2022 with an option for one year worth €6M/ year. His buyout clause is €700M...
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leratosetlhogo Aug 11, 2017 01:48 PM
@Golden Boots True!#Forca_Barca
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leratosetlhogo Aug 11, 2017 01:23 PM
Kikikiki Dream on
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mpondo.v Aug 11, 2017 12:46 PM
wonder why u question such deals, money talks tata.its good 4business & soccer is business these days...
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Phikza Aug 11, 2017 12:41 PM
Yho so expensive...
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musa005 Aug 11, 2017 12:07 PM
It sounds scary to hear that such huge amounts money can be spent on Just one person
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Nick#10 Aug 11, 2017 12:03 PM
@ jinks Messi is highly in demand they jst know it's impposible to get him..
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Golden Boots Aug 11, 2017 11:57 AM
He's priceless, there's no other player who broke through the youth ranks of a great club and stayed there for a lifetime, hence he's our captain. So any cow can leave but not the Greatest Of All Time!
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jinks Aug 11, 2017 11:04 AM
dis GOAT is not on demand.He will retire in Barcelona.players on demand do not stay for that long period he has stayed.beckham,zidane,ronaldin ho,ronaldo de lima,henly,roben,figo all moved to other clubs.

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