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Premier League chief Richard Scudamore doesn't foresee English Neymar move

Scudamore said he does not expect to see PL clubs pulling off transfers to match Neymar's record-breaking move to PSG

Published: 09th August 2017 03:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th August 2017 03:55 PM   |  A+A-

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore (Photo | AP)

By AFP

LONDON: Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore does not expect to see Premier League clubs pulling off transfers to match Neymar's record-breaking move to Paris Saint-Germain, he said on Wednesday.

"I can't see anything like that (in the Premier League)," Scudamore told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"When the previous record was £89 million (for Paul Pogba), to suddenly go to £200 million, that's something else going on there."

PSG paid Barcelona 222 million euros ($260 million) to sign Neymar last week, obliterating the record of 105 million euros ($116 million) set by Manchester United's purchase of Paul Pogba from Juventus last year.

Premier League spending in the current transfer window has rocketed past £1 billion, but Scudamore says PSG's Qatari owners are in a different league.

"That's the owners of Paris Saint-Germain and the Qataris deciding that they want to make a statement and they've made a huge statement," he said.

"But I don't think we're going to see that replicated and, in some ways, I'm glad it's not the Premier League holding that particular record."

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