I don’t know if you saw it earlier this month Arsenal fans, but the details of the Brazil international star Neymar’s contract with La Liga giants Barcelona were leaked and although the fantastic forward cost the Catalan club a lot of money to sign him from previous club Santos in Brazil, his wages are surprisingly low.
As reported by The Mirror, Neymar’s basic salary is less than £4 million per year and although there are performance related bonus payments on top of that, the Brazilian is earning nowhere near what his team mate Lionel Messi gets and that could be why there are a growing number of transfer rumours suggesting that this season could be his last at the Nou Camp.
The Spanish press are saying that this is why the player’s form has deserted him of late, after a stunning first half of the season. And of course the cash laden Premier League is the favourite to be the destination for Neymar if he does move in the summer.
So although that does not mean that he will be coming to Arsenal, Neymar must have noticed how well his friend and former team mate Alexis Sanchez has done in England and if not, the Chilean will probably have told him as a report in The Mirror reveals that they were spotted together in London this week after the Barca star came to the PFA awards.
I wonder if Arsene Wenger knew they were meeting up and if so, do you think he asked Alexis to put a word in for a possible transfer to Arsenal?