Wow. Wow and Wow. This weekend saw an amazing event as Paris Saint Germain’s Brazilian superstar, Neymar smashed through the £13.00 per share barrier on the Football INDEX on Sunday. What is all the more impressive is that the former Barcelona man has been out injured for the past few months. What is driving the world’s most expensive players price?
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Firstly one of the key drivers is, of course, the never-ending transfer speculation linking PSG’s number ten with a move back to La Liga with giants Real Madrid. There appears to be articles on a daily basis linking him with a move to Zinedine Zidane and his Los Blancos side with the Brazilian never really putting the rumours to bed one way or another. This speculation saw Neymar pick up a media dividends win of £0.05 on Saturday for example.
There has also been the resurfacing of links with a certain team who wear red in Manchester in the past few days that always helps drive speculation with the English media. The key here appears to be the inability of Neymar himself to ever quieten down the rumours with a definitive statement of ‘I am staying at PSG’ and this is just music to the ears of journalists who are happy to write article after article linking him with moves away. As long as this continues he will be a very attractive media dividend opportunity on Football INDEX.
The other dividend mechanism on the Football INDEX is, of course, the match day dividends and with Neymar currently plying his trade in Ligue 1 he has fantastic match day chances each time he steps out on the pitch. Prior to his injury he had plundered 19 goals and assisted his teammate on 13 occasions from just 20 matches. A phenomenal record that means that he is regularly accumulating the 40 goal scoring points and 10 assist match day rankings points. All of this means that he has an average match day rankings score of 166 points per game, which is the best of any other player on the Index since records began.
All of this means that the Brazilian is well and truly a media and match day rankings magnet. Throw in this summer’s World Cup where Neymar should be fully fit it is no surprise that he has risen over the past year. His meteoric rise is illustrated by the following figures;
- One Year Ago Neymar was trading at £2.62 a share. Rising £10.49 since.
- Six Months Ago Neymar was trading at £7.08 a share. Rising £6.03 since.
- Three Months Ago Neymar was trading at £9.78 a share. Rising £3.33 since.
- One Month Ago Neymar was trading at £11.45 a share. Rising £1.66 since.
- Seven Days ago Neymar was trading at £12.60 a share. Rising £0.51 since.
He truly is the current King of the Index.