Neymar looks set to leave Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain, in a deal reportedly worth £198.5m.

According to the Express, Barcelona could reinvest a portion of the money on Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil. The Catalans have signed a number of Arsenal players in the past, how many Gunners have Barca signed for less money than Neymar’s release clause?

Arsenal to Barcelona transfers

  • Emmanuel Petit – joined Barcelona for £12.75m in 2000/01
  • Marc Overmars – joined Barcelona for £34m in 2000/01
  • Thierry Henry – joined Barcelona for £20.4m in 2007/08
  • Aleksandr Hleb – joined Barcelona for £14.5m in 2008/09
  • Cesc Fabregas – joined Barcelona for £28.9m in 2011/12
  • Alex Song – joined Barcelona for £16m in 2012/13
  • Thomas Vermaelen – joined Barcelona for £16m in 2014/15

Total = £143.55m [transfermarkt]

Every player Barcelona have signed from Arsenal could have been acquired with the money they’re received from Paris Saint-Germain for Neymar, plus £54.95m in change. Quite staggering.

According to Transfermarkt, World Cup-winning midfielder Emmanuel Petit was the first Arsenal star to make the switch to the Nou Camp. Dutch centre-back Thomas Vermaelen was the last.