It is hard to believe that anyone is oblivious to the world-record €220 million fee forked out by Paris Saint-Germain for Neymar. The Deputy Leader of the Green Party highlighted the Brazilian’s new salary as an instance of the gender pay gap. Neymar was feted before Les Parisiens and afforded a triumph befitting a Roman Emperor, to which he dutifully responded with all the necessary clichés. Unimpressed by overly loud DJ music (why are there no words?), fast cars (have you seen what the insurance is on a Ferrari?) and all the modern symbolism associated with less of a footballer than a superstar, I opted instead to confine myself to the corner and mutter darkly: “Financial Fair Play is dead”.
Arsenal defender Kieran Gibbs is of interest to Turkish heavyweight Galatasaray, according to a report from The Times, as he looks to get his career back on track after being deemed surplus to requirements by the Gunners. Already second fiddle to Nacho Monreal, Gibbs has been pushed down the pecking order by the summer arrival of Sead Kolasinac. The 10-cap England international also lacks the versatility to play as part of a back-three as both the Spaniard and Bosnian can. That means a move is a must for the 27-year-old, who was linked with both Watford and West Brom earlier this summer. The Times' story notes that Galatasaray are looking at a possible £4m deal, but Arsenal are said to be holding