Klopp questions FFP as world-record Neymar move looms

The Parisians are reportedly willing to fork out £198m to trigger Neymar’s release clause at Barcelona, which is over double the current record fee Manchester United paid for Paul Pogba.

Klopp expressed his scepticism regarding the Financial Fair Play rules in the wake of the Neymar news, explaining that he was under the impression the rules were put in place to prevent clubs from spending astronomical amounts of money.

“There are clubs that can pay fees like that,” he told a press conference, according to Sky Sports. “Manchester City and PSG. Everyone knows that.

“I thought fair play was made so that situations like that can’t happen. That’s more of a suggestion than a real rule. I don’t understand that. I don’t know how it happens.”

A UEFA spokesman said earlier in the week: “PSG must respect Financial Fair Play rules as do all other clubs in Europe. They must demonstrate that they do not have losses of more than €30m over three years.”

Should PSG spend £198m on Neymar’s transfer fee, they would need to off-set the expense by selling players in the upcoming transfer windows to ensure they comply with the FFP regulations over a three-year period.

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