Previously, no player had been transferred for more than £100million, with the record then being held by Paul Pogba, for whom Manchester United paid Juventus £89million in 2016 to bring the midfielder back to Old Trafford.
Since the Brazilian’s move, two further players have moved for fees upward of £100million – Ousmane Dembélé and Philippe Coutinho. Kylian Mbappe’s permanent switch to PSG this summer will also exceed that figure.
The transfer market is now more inflated than ever and prices seem to be rising and rising. And while it may seem a little mad, it is more than possible that someone overtakes Neymar as the world’s expensive player before too long.
But who could it be? In the video above, we’ve identified six players that could take the PSG forward’s record.