A NEW SEASON, A STRATOSPHERIC TRANSFER FEE.
The latest issue of my favorite football (soccer) magazine* came out a few weeks ago, just before the new season in Europe began. The cover story was right on the money. Neymar suddenly moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for 222 million euros ($263 million ), which blew away the previous highest fee of 105 million euros ($116 million at the time). The deal will cost PSG nearly 500 million euros ($600 million) over a five-year period, with an annual salary of 45 million euros ($53 million) a year (including endorsements etc).
Below, some spreads from the issue. Subscribe here: https://shop.8by8mag.com/collections/subscribe
My main infographic didn’t materialize because of problems with obtaining the data, but I did get to make a million pound note.
The Bank of England doesn’t have one at the moment. Mine is an adaptation of the new plastic fiver.
* Note: I’m the infographics director.