Like most European clubs, Paris Saint-Germain are using Saudi Arabia and Qatar to offload players they no longer see as part of their plans. Additionally, they’re recouping a significant transfer fee.
So, who are the other players that left in which the Ligue 1 giants benefitted from a sale?
Neymar is at the top with €90 million who left for Al-Hilal, and then behind the Brazilian is Verratti. Then there’s Abdou Diallo, who also went to Al-Arabi for €15 million, and Georginio Wijnaldum joined Al-Ettifaq for €9 million.
🚨 PSG have made €159m from sales to Saudi Arabia and Qatar this summer:
🇧🇷 Neymar Jr ➡️ Al-Hilal: €90m
🇮🇹 Verratti ➡️ Al-Arabi: €45m
🇸🇳 A.Diallo ➡️ Al-Arabi: €15m
🇳🇱 Wijnaldum ➡️ Al-Ettifaq: €9m
— Transfer News Live (@DeadlineDayLive) September 13, 2023
Furthermore, what isn’t shown is the salaries that PSG gets off the books with some of these players. As a result, it provides even further financial aid. These moves and not renewing players like Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos show that the French club is acting wise.