The Neymar Effect: Record Transfer could Trigger Moves for Philippe Coutinho, Eden Hazard, Dele Alli, Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe

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Call it the Neymar effect! The Brazilian superstar’s impending world record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain could trigger the biggest spending spree in the history of sport.

The chain reaction will almost certainly involve the game’s most in demand stars.

Barcelona will feel they MUST replace Neymar with a player at a similar level – and there aren’t many of those.

Liverpool is already feeling the heat over Barca’s interest in Philippe Coutinho. The scale of the offer will simply be too big to refuse if the Neymar transfer is confirmed. Alternatively, in an equally disastrous scenario for Reds fans, Neymar may persuade his close pal and international teammate to join him at moneybags PSG. Again, the sheer amount of money may make it impossible to resist.

(Instagram/Philippe Coutinho)

Barcelona have also listed two other superstars on their shopping list as replacements – Tottenham’s Dele Alli and Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.

Bye bye Spurs? (Instagram/Dele Alli)
Will Eden Hazard turn his back on Chelsea? (Instagram/Eden Hazard)

Their respective managers have declared their stars are staying. But, again, with Barcelona armed with the Neymar millions, they will pay way over the top to get their man/men.

Antoine Griezmann will also come back into the mix. He’s said he’s staying put at Atletico Madrid, but money talks in football and the striker is about to discover he’s back very much in demand.

Reach out…(Instagram/Antoine Griezmann)

Don’t write off an eleventh hour bid by the Catalans to gazump Real Madrid and snatch Kilian Mbappe, either. The Frenchman is the natural heir to Neymar.

I’m ready. (Instagram/Kylian Mbappe)

Real Madrid will be redoubling efforts to make sure Mbappe’s’s in the bag to ensure their Las Liga rivals don’t sneak in.

Big spending clubs like Manchester City and, to a lesser extent, Chelsea and AC Milan, will be watching closely from the sidelines ready to jump in if they see an opportunity.

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