The staggering transfer fee of Neymar Jr. pegged at €222m seemed hard to reach for many but not for the Qatari owners of PSG football club.
While the controversial and self-acclaimed special one, Jose Mourinho, says the fee is inexpensive, the ever-shrewd Frenchman - Arsene Wenger has termed the fee as outrageous.
La Liga officials put up a strong resistance to the Ligue un side's effort to snatch the Brazilian ace while also threatening to initiate Financial Fair Play action against them. They outrightly refused to accept payment for the buy-out clause in what they termed 'financial doping'.
There are many tricks up a magician's sleeve.
Barcelona forward Neymar then paid his own buyout clause of 222m euros (£200m), the Spanish club say.
Neymar, 25, is set to sign for Paris St-Germain for a world record fee, after telling Barca he wanted to leave on Wednesday.
Technically, this fee is for a contract-termination by one party to the contract. In non-legal parlance, Neymar went to the club to say this agreement between him and the club no longer appeals to him he wants to end it, thus he paid what would serve as an exit penalty.
The last has not been heard of this deal, the following days will unveil more drama surrounding this transfer.
Watch this space.