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Filipe Luis Insists Neymar Was Worth World Record €222million

Neymar stole the headlines in the close-season as he secured a world-record €222million move.

Filipe Luis believes the fee taking Neymar to PSG was justified, and that the former Barcelona man was worth the price.

Neymar stole the headlines in the close-season as he secured a world-record €222million move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, a figure that Filipe Luis believes is understandable.

"Neymar is worth that money," he added. "It is his price. He is the third, equal-second, best in the world.

"Whenever he is told that something is impossible, he goes and achieves it. He loves challenges.

"He has broken the market and that should add enormous pressure, but he does not feel it. He's a guy who lives in his world and enjoys these things a lot.

"I know that amount sounds crazy, but it is good that money is paid for players because it shows that a player can generate that value. Football generates more money than people believe."