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Jose Mourinho claims £198m Neymar fee is good value: 'I don't think he is expensive'

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists the £198million fee PSG are poised to pay for Neymar is 'not expensive'. He believes the Brazilian striker is worth the record-breaking price tag, but he however express concern the move would inflate the value of players who were not so deserving of big transfer fees.

After United's 2-1 friendly victory over Sampdoria in Dublin, Mourinho said:

'When we paid that amount for Paul I said that it was not expensive.'

'Expensive are the ones who get into a certain level without a certain quality.

'I think that Neymar is the same (as Pogba). I don't think he is expensive. For £200m I don't think he is expensive.

'I think he is expensive (in) the fact that now you are going to have more players at £100m, you are going have more players at £80m and more players at £60m.

'And I think that's the problem.

'Neymar is one of the best players in the world, commercially he is very strong and for sure Paris Saint-Germain thought about it.

'So I think the problem is not Neymar, I think the problem is the consequences of Neymar.'

If Neymar's €222million move from Barcelona goes through it would be more than double the record fee - worth £89m at the time - that took Paul Pogba from Juventus to United last summer.

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