£200m for Neymar not expensive – Jose Mourinho

Manchester United boss, Jose Mourinho has claimed that Neymar is “not expensive” even at almost £200 million but has warned that the Brazilian’s world record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain will further inflate an already “crazy” transfer market.

Mourinho has already highlighted his concerns this summer over some of the fees that are being paid for what he regards as average players but he stressed that exceptional talent offered value for money even at exceptional prices.

“When we paid that amount for Paul [Pogba] I said that he was not expensive,” he said.

“Expensive are the ones that get into a certain level without a certain quality. I think with Neymar it is going to happen the same [as Pogba]. I don’t think he’s expensive for £200 million. I think he’s expensive for the fact that you are going to have more players of £100 million and more players of £80 million and more players of £60 million.

“I think that’s the problem because Neymar is one of the best players in the world. Commercially he’s very strong and for sure Paris Saint-Germain thought about it. So I don’t think the problem is Neymar, it’s the consequences after Neymar.”

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