5 Players Who Could Break Neymar’s Transfer Record In The Future

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“Two players are now playing at Manchester City.”

1NEWS – After activating the release clause Neymar Jr of 222 million euros (Rp 3.4 trillion) in 2017, Paris Saint-Germain Since then it has changed the world of football.

Neymar, who seems destined to replace Lionel Messi at Barcelona, ​​has become the most expensive player in the history of football. The transfer proves that there is no big enough price for a rich and ambitious club looking to make a super signing.

Since Neymar’s record-breaking move five seasons ago, several transfers worth more than 100 million euros have occurred several times. The frequency of such large transactions is also likely to increase in the coming days.

Clubs are ready to spend big bucks on potential players and some of the most sought after players of this century are starting to find new homes.

Below, we take a look at five young superstars who have proven their mettle in the biggest competitions and could potentially break Neymar’s future super-transfer record.

#5 Phil Foden – Manchester City

Phil Foden is one of the most versatile players in Europe. The England international, who emerged through Manchester City’s academy, excels as a central midfielder.

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He has also shown his promise as a left-sided midfielder and centre-forward in a false 9 system.

Foden is a quick player, works hard off the ball, knows how to position the ball easily, and appears to be involved in scoring important goals.

Since being promoted to the senior side under Pep Guardiola in 2017, the England international has featured in 169 games across competitions for the club and registered 45 goals and 33 assists.

Foden, who could one day break Neymar’s transfer record, is currently valued at 90 million euros (Rp 1.4 trillion) by Transfermarkt.

#4 Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid

Vinicius Junior is enjoying his best season in the 2021/2022 season. Under Carlo Ancelotti, the 21-year-old improved his decision-making in the final third and emerged as the second most important player in the team, behind Karim Benzema.

He blinds opponents with his speed, dazzles with his footwork, and penetrates defenses with his world-class touches, passes and goals.

Vinicius ended the 2021/2022 season with 22 goals and 20 assists in 52 matches in various competitions and helped Los Blancos to the Champions League and La Liga titles.

His most memorable contribution came in the Champions League final against Liverpool, where he scored the winner against the Reds in the 59th minute.

Vinicius, who is currently valued at 100 million euros by Transfermarkt, is out of contract in 2024.

One of the best players in the team, the left winger will receive an upgraded contract, which will reportedly contain a release clause of 1 billion euros.

#3 Pedri – Barcelona

Pedri is widely hailed as one of the most talented central midfielders in the world today. Having a market value of 80 million euros (Rp 1.2 trillion) on Transfermarkt, Pedri brings the perfect elixir of calm and outburst to the Blaugrana.

The Spaniard is an excellent conductor, rarely misses a pass, and has the ability to score important goals.

The 19-year-old has outperformed all of his senior team-mates at Barcelona over the past few years and seems destined to do great things.

Pedri, who was named the ‘Young Player of the Year’ at Euro 2020, has made 74 appearances for Barcelona in various competitions and recorded nine goals and seven assists.

The youngster also has 12 senior team appearances for Spain. He is yet to score for La Roja, but has provided an assist. His current contract with the Blaugrana will expire in June 2026.

#2 Erling Haaland – Manchester City

After his success with RB Salzburg, Erling Haaland joined the Bundesliga giants, Borussia Dortmund, in the winter of 2020.

The Bavarian team quickly put him in the starting XI, and it paid off with great results. Haaland appeared in 15 Bundesliga games in his debut season and recorded 13 goals and three assists.

He scored two goals in two Champions League appearances and added one more goal in the German Cup match.

Over the following seasons, Haaland took part in 71 games for BVB in various competitions, registering 70 goals and 20 assists.

His scorching season at Dortmund caught the attention of several top clubs, but Manchester City managed to attract him after activating the release clause of 60 million euros (Rp 938 billion).

Haaland currently has a market value of 150 million euros at Transfermarkt and has a five-year contract with his new club.

#1 Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint-Germain

Kylian Mbappe is likely to break Neymar’s transfer record in the future. The Frenchman, who joined PSG from Monaco in 2017, has been the standout performer in the last five seasons.

Mbappe, who is valued at 160 million euros (Rp 2.5 trillion) by Transfermarkt, possesses unimaginable speed, lightning-fast footwork, has excellent decision making and is very decisive in front of goal.

Mbappe is widely hailed as one of the most complete strikers of his time. Mbappe, who has scored 171 goals and provided 88 assists in 217 appearances for PSG in various competitions, came close to breaking Neymar’s transfer record last summer.

Real Madrid have reportedly made a bid for PSG for 200 million euros (Rp 3.1 trillion) for his services despite having only one year left on his contract.

Les Parisiens of course turned him down as they managed to get him to sign a three year extension.

(diaz alvioriki/yul)