All of a sudden €300m for Messi looks normal says Klopp


The Liverpool boss believes that if Neymar can be sold for €222m to PSG, then €300m for Messi looks possible.

Neymar’s shocking move to Paris-Saint Germain should be a warning to Barcelona that there might be a buyer, who is ready to fork out €300m for the Argentine superstar insists Klopp. He believes that it is now understandable that a club would pay Messi’s even more expensive release fee to lure the five-time Ballon d’Or winner away from Camp Nou.

“It’s pretty simple. Until now it was simply seen as impossible,” Klopp told DAZN . “Then there is the list, with the release-clauses for Barcelona. Leo Messi, €300m.”

“In a period of just a month that suddenly sounds possible too. That used to be an outrageous amount. They just set that amount randomly. I mean who would pay €300m? And now it simply happened.”

“I don’t even know if this is right,” Klopp said. “No coach would demand such a thing. That’s been decided on other levels and now he is a PSG player, obviously. A simple solution would be a rule. Where we want to go and where this should stop.

“The biggest clubs can decide on that, where they would want to set a limit. €150m or €550m or whatever, and then no one would complain anymore. This is a topic now since it happened for the first time.”