The boys from Brazil: Neymar joins PSG's roll call of samba stars

The boys from Brazil: Neymar joins PSG's roll call of samba stars

Neymar's transfer fee is more than double the previous world record set by Manchester United's capture of Paul Pogba from Juventus last year for €105 million, leaving many commentators aghast at the rampant inflation in football transfer fees.

Barcelona said in a statement on their website they would pass on details of the operation to European football body, UEFA, "so that they can determine the disciplinary responsibilities that may arise from this case". "I will play where the coach wants me to".

To secure the transfer of Neymar, who is expected in Paris in the coming days, PSG will have to pay 222 million euros ($262 million) in a buyout clause that will release the Brazil forward from his contract with Barcelona.

'Messi is the star and will always be the star.

He believes the astronomical sums being spent by the French giants, including a reported €30 million salary after tax for Neymar, makes it impossible for them to comply with financial fair play regulations.

"There were three conditions: the player must not negotiate his departure from the club during the month before the bonus became payable, he must demonstrate his desire to fulfil his contract, and that we would not pay out the bonus before September 1, to ensure the transfer window was closed". And the biggest challenge, what most motivated me to join my new teammates is to help the club to conquer the titles that their fans want.

It is a little gift to say, 'Welcome to Paris'. I asked him not to put it up [on social media] because I wasn't sure what I was going to do, I still hadn't decided.

Aulas added in another message that Neymar's arrival in Paris will be a huge boost for the French league.

'Paris Saint-Germain's ambition attracted me to the club, along with the passion and the energy this brings.

He also claimed that his father and agent had urged him to remain at Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Neymar expressed his delight at joining the Parisians after four successful years at Camp Nou.

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