Revealed: Neymar collects £465,000-a-month 'ethical bonus' at PSG
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Revealed: Neymar collects £465,000-a-month 'ethical bonus' at PSG

Due to an unusual clause in his Paris Saint-Germain contract, Neymar is said to earn a monthly 'ethical bonus' of £465,000.

After joining PSG in a world-record £200 million move from Barcelona in 2017, the Brazil international signed a new contract with the Ligue 1 giants this summer.

At the Parc des Princes, Neymar gets a huge wage, as one would expect from one of the finest players in the world.

He has 87 goals and 52 assists in 117 appearances for the French team, helping them win three straight Ligue 1 crowns, three Coupes de France, and two League Cups.

PSG are yet to win the Champions League, and there was conjecture earlier this year that Neymar would leave, having previously been connected with Real Madrid or a return to Barcelona.

The 29-year-old, on the other hand, inked a new five-year contract in May, with a hefty bonus for being "pleasant and available to fans."

The numbers

According to Mundo Deportivo, Neymar has cost PSG more than €489 million (£419 million) since his signing, including a gross annual wage of €43.4 million (£37 million) that will climb to €50.6 million (£43 million) next year.

According to the Spanish tabloid, which was published by Give Me Sport, Neymar's multibillion-dollar contract includes a clause that pays him an 'ethical bonus' of €541,680 each month for being "courteous, prompt, nice, and available to fans."

That works up to £465,000 every month, or £5.6 million per year.

He must "have the courtesy to greet spectators before and after each game" and refrain from making "any disparaging comment regarding the team's tactical choices," according to the clause.

Neymar is also said to be forbidden from making "negative public comments about the club, those who work there, or those who support it."

Why the clause?

Despite the 'ethical' clause's restrictions, Neymar's time at PSG has had its ups and downs.

He was jeered at his team's home game against Strasbourg in 2019 since he was rumored to be trying to return to Barcelona.

Then, after a period of not being selected by coach Thomas Tuchel, he returned and scored a spectacular overhead kick to win the game in stoppage time.

After returning from a time on the sidelines in a Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund in February of last year, Neymar took aim at PSG's management.

"It is hard after four games without playing. It was not my choice not to play, the club took this decision," Neymar said.

"The club made this decision with the medical team. I wanted to play, I felt good. The club were afraid, and it is I who suffers from it."

Any changes?

But, after signing a new contract in May, he said he had "learned a lot." He was later joined at the club by his old Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi.

"I have grown as a person here, as a human being and as a player, too," he told the PSG website.

"I have learned a lot. Things have happened that should not have happened," he said.

"We had fights, a few sad times, but I am happy and proud to be part of the history of Paris St-Germain. I hope to put many more trophies on the shelf for PSG."

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