Wenger: “Neymar fee “beyond rationality”

Neymar’s £198m transfer fee shows how far “beyond rationality” football has come, according to Arsene Wenger.

PSG’s imminent outlay on Barcelona’s Brazilian superstar will beat the previous transfer record by more than £100m – just 12 months after Manchester United paid £89m for Paul Pogba.

Wenger puts the dramatic increase down to the arrival of sovereign wealth in the game and concedes there is no way Arsenal can compete with clubs like PSG and Manchester City, owned by the rulers of Qatar and Abu Dhabi.