Neymar completes £198m PSG move

Neymar has finally signed for League1 side PSG in a deal which obliterates the old transfer record of £89m, which was spent by Manchester United to bring Paul Pogba back to Old Trafford last summer,

He signed a five-year deal at the Parc des Princes, keeping him at the club until June 30, 2022

Barcelona announced earlier that the Neymar’s representatives had triggered his €222 million (£198 million) release clause in order to allow him join the PSG.

It has been claimed that Neymar will be reimbursed as part of a €300 million (£271.3 million) deal from PSG’s Qatari owners to make the Brazilian an ambassador for the 2022 World Cup.

He said, “I am extremely happy to join Paris Saint-Germain. Since I arrived in Europe, the club has always been one of the most competitive and most ambitious,” Neymar told the club’s official website.

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

“I played four seasons in Europe and I feel ready to take the challenge. From today, I will do everything I can to help my new teammates, to open up new horizons for my club and to bring happiness to its millions of supporters around the world.”

Neymar, who will wear the number 10 shirt in PSG, scored 105 goals in 186 appearances during his four years at Barcelona, helping them to eight trophies including two league titles and the 2015 Champions League.

Neymar’s move breaks up the deadly MSN strike partnership of Lionel Messi, Luis orSuarez and Neymar, which produced 364 goals during their three seasons together.

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