The year 2017 saw a spectacular rise in transfer fees all around the globe. What started in China, rapidly gathered pace and soon spread through the European leagues like a fireball. Gone are the days of paying €30 million for football’s superstars, with an eye watering €200 million looking like it will soon be the new norm.
With the sale of Neymar from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain smashing all previous records, it can not be long before this too is eclipsed by another superstar transfer. We can only imagine the astronomical fees involved if Messi suddenly decided to leave the bright lights of Barcelona.