I'm aware of its popularity in nigh on every country in the World. We know this is a great moment.
This deal of course, is by no means out of the blue. It is simply the tip of the iceberg, a culmination of years of extravagant wages, ridiculous agent fees, and excessive player valuations. You're not obligated to stay at a club. As purists of football we can only hope the game returns to it's natural flow.
The solution was staring them both in the face.
While big-ticket assets like British department store Harrods can seem more financially astute investments for Qatar, sports entities and events enjoy a higher profile.
His international transfer certificate did not meet a midnight deadline, so he will watch the match against Amiens from the stands, the league said. Their top targets have proved beyond their reach as they stagger aimlessly around the buyer's market.
The transfer market is now a case of who cares least about being ripped off in order to secure a World class signing.
Soon enough, the hosts were turning the screw as Thomas Lemar had a shot blocked on the edge of the area before Kylian Mbappe - the Real Madrid target who could fetch a sum close to Neymar's - was denied from a tight angle by goalkeeper Alban Lafont. It is not because I was not THE star at Barcelona, I fitted in very well there. The Brazilian superstar was a treble-winner with Barca in Luis Enrique's first season at the helm in 2014-15, scoring the final goal in the Champions League final victory over Juventus.
However, this is now the nature of the beast, and the ordinary fan cannot help but wonder where it will end.
With football in financial ruin?
Monaco captain Falcao had been in the thick of things, although his sights were off as he headed one chance over, saw a left-foot shot blocked and fired a free-kick wildly into the stands. Man City again broke a positional record with the signing of Kyle Walker for €50 million. Let's put that into perspective. The UAE unblocked the network more than a week ago to the delight of fans in the seven-state federation that's home to the commercial hub of Dubai. And point of friendship, for the daily brazilian Globo, between model brazilian contract daily with the agency Ford Models and the footballer; the two young people love each other. Careers are short, expectation levels are high, and jobs are performed in front of thousands in attendance, and millions more watching through other means.
"If I was following the money, maybe I would be somewhere else". The Neymar deal in particular, tops a long list of developments that transcend beyond obscenity.