With the Premier League season upon us once again and Neymar’s record transfer fee of €222 million from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain, we thought it would be fun to see just how many holidays a footballer’s salary could get you (you might need to sit down for this…)
Salary – £49,000,000
Neymar recently moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain in a record €222 million transfer, meaning he’ll be earning over £900k per week.
With just one hour of Neymar’s wage, he could enjoy a 14 night stay in a double room with sea view at the 5* Sandos San Blas Nature Resort & Golf in Tenerife on an all inclusive basis for 2 people. This price would also cover a private transfer to and from the airport and 2 suitcases. Coming in at £4,457 in August, Neymar would also have around £500 left over for trips to Siam Park and Mount Teide…
Ibrahimović (Manchester United)
Salary – £24,608,895
Weekly – £473,248
Daily – £67,606
Hourly – £2,816
With an hourly wage of almost £3k, we’re surprised Ibrahimović doesn’t enjoy a beach holiday more often.
We’ve worked out that for just under his hourly wage, he could spend 10 nights at the 5* King Evelthon Beach Hotel and Resort Cyprus in May. This all-inclusive deal also includes a room with a sea view. If we include a private transfer from the airport and 2 lots of baggage, the United player would still have enough to go on a jeep tour up the Troodos Mountains. Lucky him.
Agüero (Manchester City)
Salary – £17,380,032
With regular flights from Manchester Airport, we reckon the City players all have a holiday lined up this autumn…
Agüero could enjoy a 7 night stay at the 4* adult-only Iberostar Jardin del Sol Suites in Majorca for less than his hourly wage. Staying on an all-inclusive basis this October, the £1,954 deal is based on 2 adults sharing a double room – a great steal for less than an hour’s work. With an extra £50 left over, Agüero could even splash out on a trip to Jungle Parc, a 9 hectare adventure park set among beautiful pine forest.
Salary – £6,240,000
Playing football can be extremely tiring so we wouldn’t be surprised if Daniel Sturridge had his eye on a short break this winter.
For a grand total of £654, the Liverpool player and a friend could spend 4 nights at the 5* H10 Rubicon Palace on a B&B basis in December. The cost also covers transfers from the airport and means that there’ll even be spending money left over from just one hour’s wage.
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