“Once a country owns a club, everything is possible. It becomes very difficult to respect the financial fair play because you can have different ways or different interests for a country to have
such a big player to represent a country. It can’t justify the investments and looks unusual for the game."
-- Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger
, describing Paris St. Germain's
purchase of Neymar
from Barcelona for almost $250 million as “beyond calculation and beyond rationality.” The French club is owned by a firm with ties to the Qatari government. (Guardian