Football: Neymar earns 3m euros per month at PSG, says German magazine Der Spiegel

Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar acknowledges the fans following the team's 2-0 win in the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais, on Sept 17, 2017.
Paris Saint-Germain's Brazilian forward Neymar acknowledges the fans following the team's 2-0 win in the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais, on Sept 17, 2017.PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Brazil superstar Neymar earns just over three million euros (S$4.8 million) a month at Paris Saint-Germain, according to German magazine Der Spiegel.

The magazine, using Football Leaks as a source, claims the 25-year-old Neymar, who cost PSG 222 million euros from Barcelona, earns 36.8 million euros per year - a monthly salary of exactly 3,069,520 euros.

The Spiegel claims Neymar earned 54 million euros at Barcelona last season, 8.5 million more than Lionel Messi, considered one of the world's best - and highest paid - players alongside Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.