Liverpool manager hopes Neymar’s astounding new world- record move to Paris-Saint Germain is an “exception” as opposed to the new reality for football transfers since Financial Fair Play rules were intended to stop transfers like Neymar’s record-breaking move.
PSG are set to pay a world-record €222million fee to trigger Neymar’s release clause, with the Brazilian declaring to Barcelona on Wednesday that he wants to leave the club.
The deal is relied upon to be completed in the coming days, however, Klopp, whose star player Philippe Coutinho is reportedly the main target for Barcelona as they hope to find a nice substitute for Neymar, believes Financial Fair Play (FFP) tenets should stop such costly transfers.
PSG have just been rebuffed once or FFP stipulations and both Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu and LaLiga partner Javier Tebas have recommended Neymar’s move to the French capital could contravene the regulations.
“There are clubs that can pay fees like that – Manchester City and PSG,” Klopp told reporters after Liverpool’s Audi Cup final loss on penalties to Atletico Madrid.
“Everyone knows that. I thought Financial Fair Play was made so that situations like that can’t happen.
“That’s not the next step I hope. I think and hope it will stay an exception, but we don’t know.”