The lengthy Neymar saga is finally over, with the Brazilian officially joining Paris Saint-Germain today. The French Ligue 1 club signed the forward for a world record 222 million euros (£200m). The transfer, of course, smashes the previous world record of £89m set by Manchester United and Paul Pogba last season.
Neymar had this to say about the transfer:
Paris St-Germain’s ambition attracted me to the club, along with the passion and the energy this brings. I feel ready to take the challenge. From today, I will do everything I can to help my new team-mates.
Some reports, like BBC, have mentioned what you can buy for £200m. Some favourites are 153 Neymar clones, enough spaghetti to cover Barcelona, and the entire GDP of six countries.
Clearly, one can buy quite a bit for the price of one Neymar. Which begs the question, what’s the all-time best MLS XI you can buy for £200m? To make things tougher, we’re using the value of these players in their prime.
So here it is, your MLS best XI at their highest market value for a grand total of £190.8m.