Jurgen Klopp Hopes Neymar Fee Is an ‘Exception’ Ahead of Expected PSG Transfer

MUNICH, GERMANY - JULY 31: Head coach Juergen Klopp of FC Liverpool attends the Audi Cup 2017 Press Conference at Westin Grand Hotel on July 31, 2017 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Getty Images For AUDI)

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp hopes Neymar’s €222 million (£199 million) move to Paris Saint-Germain is an “exception” in the transfer market. 

After Barcelona confirmed the Brazilian has asked to leave the club on Wednesday in a statement on their official website, Neymar is set to depart in a world-record deal.

Klopp isn’t keen on seeing these kinds of massive acquisitions, though, and questioned the relevance of financial fair play if moves like this can go ahead.

“I thought that [financial] fair play was made so that situations like that can’t happen?” he said, per Glenn Price of ESPN FC. “But that’s more of a suggestion than a real rule. I don’t know and I don’t understand that. I don’t know how it happens. That’s not the next step, I hope. I hope that it will stay an exception, but you don’t know.”

               

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes available. 

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