Neymar joins PSG: £199million man snapped leaving Barcelona for the final time

Neymar's record transfer to PSG complete

To transform PSG into a European super club, they had no hesitation in making 25-year-old Neymar the world's most expensive player of all-time for a fee that more than doubles the previous record paid by Manchester United for Paul Pogba last summer. At the Parisian club, the Brazilian star would earn $350 million in salary and bonus before-tax.

39 - Barca's treble-winning 2014-15 season proved Neymar's most prolific at Barcelona.

Neymar has spoken about why he joined PSG from Barcelona, and has claimed that money has never been a motivating factor for him. What I think about is happiness, I want me and my family to be happy.

Off the pitch, QSI has helped to rid the Parc des Princes stadium of its most violent supporters and has brought sporting stability as well as top quality players to PSG.

"I want something bigger, a bigger challenge and my heart chose this decision.It's for the new challenge and trophies and this is what PSG want and they deserve it". That is why I am here.

Neymar, who won seven major trophies in his four seasons at the Nou Camp, including the Champions League once and La Liga twice. said he needed a new challenge, whilst admitting that his father wanted him to stay at Barcelona. "I remember my first days in the club, sharing the dressing room with idols like Messi, Valdes, Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol, Pique, Busquets and others, with the expectation of playing for more than a club", Neymar recollected as reported by Marca. I am looking for something new. There are new challenges, the club's ambition and I want to help write history of the club. I would love to meet in two or three years and see what the value of Neymar is.

"I really can't describe what I'm feeling in my heart". It is an fantastic transfer. It becomes very hard to respect the financial fairplay because you can have different ways or different interests for a country to have such a big player to represent a country.




"For people worrying about FFP, go and have a coffee, there are no problems", he said.

"No, quite on the contrary", he said. One of my motivations to play for Barcelona was to play alongside Lionel Messi, he was my role model. No, I felt well in Barcelona.

Neymar was presented at the Parc des Princes on Friday. The team is on a good pace already: Harris talked with a PSG fan who showed him a receipt for the four Neymar jerseys he already has purchased, at a cost of $740.

"I spoke to the Brazilian players here at PSG and of course they were very happy for me to come here", he said as he prepares to link up with Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Lucas Moura and ex-Barca team-mate Dani Alves. Messi posted an emotional farewell video after Neymar bid the players goodbye at the club's Sporting City in Barcelona.

The Brazil star finalised his move to the Ligue 1 side on Thursday in a €222million (A$331 million) deal that has smashed the world transfer record.

In the build-up to the move going through, both Barcelona and the Spanish league questioned whether PSG were in danger of again breaching UEFA's financial fair play rules, with La Liga boss Javier Tebas having threatened to hold up the deal.

P.S.G.'s chairman, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, dismissed concerns Friday. "There is only one decision that matters and that is with UEFA. We're working under the regulations".

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