Qatar have spent months trying to avoid the finger-pointing from Saudi Arabia, who have accused them of funding terrorism. In search of a way to wash their image and banish the ghosts of such a brutal indictment, they found the way thanks to Neymar.
Neymar’s transfer is not only a bombshell at a sporting level, but also an iconic global event. Qatar have been speaking about the Brazilian and his move to PSG for over a month.
The objective behind the such a record-breaking investment is none other than to end the rumours that tainted the image of Qatar, who will host the 2022 World Cup, which has been shrouded in doubt.
Football is the biggest sport in Qatar and the window of opportunity between Neymar and PSG was too huge to pass on. To the point of splashing out 300 million euros so that Neymar can pay his release clause and travel to Paris to show the world he can lead a team without Messi.
PSG and Qatar found the best ally to fulfill their plans in the superstar’s ego. Football is on everyone’s lips in Qatar and the world only refers to the Middle Eastern country to talk about Neymar. Mission accomplished.