Neymar the new face of megadeals
FC Barcelona star headed to PSG 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 caps, goals 25 yrs 1.75 m 68 kg What they said
Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and representative, communicated to FC Barcelona this morning his decision to leave the club.”
Spanish Cup 2017
Olympic Games Spanish la Liga and Spanish Cup
European Champions League European Super Cup Club World Cup Top goal scorer in European Champions League 2015 Spanish Super Cup
FC Barcelona (2013-)
Best Player Confederations Cup 2013 Confederations Cup South American Super Cup
Top scorer Copa Libertadores 2012 Copa America U20 Copa Libertadores Brazil Cup 1 Brazil international cap 10/08/2010 Santos (2009-2013) Barcelona, in a statement posted on the club’s website
Neymar’s renowned penchant for eye-grabbing coiffures has become almost as much of a personal trademark for the Brazilian superstar as his blazing speed and deadly shooting accuracy.
“It was a huge pleasure having shared all those years with you, my friend @neymarjr. I wish you lots of luck in this new stage in your life. See you soon, tkm.” (Tkm stands for
or ‘I love you loads’) — Lionel Messi wrote on Instagram, next to a montage of pictures of the two stars high-fiving, embracing and laughing. “Thanks brother. I will miss you man,” Neymar replied.
“When we signed Paul Pogba, I said he was not expensive. Expensive are the ones that get to a certain level without a certain quality. I don’t think 260 million for Neymar is expensive. “Expensive is the fact there will now be more players at 100m, more players at 50m, more players at 60m — that’s the problem. Neymar is one of the best players in the world, so commercially that is very strong but the problem is not Neymar — the problem is the consequences.” — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho
“I thought FFP was made so situations like that could not happen. But it seems it is more of a suggestion than a rule. I don’t understand how it happens. There are only two clubs who can pay transfer fees like that — Manchester City and PSG, and everyone knows it. I hope this deal is an exception not the next step for football. I don’t know.” — Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp wants to know why financial fair play rules haven’t stopped Neymar’s transfer.
“La Liga will file this complaint because it’s a problem for La Liga’s competitiveness. Today it’s happened to Barca, tomorrow it could happen to Real Madrid, it’s happened to Atletico Madrid.” — La Liga chairman Javier Tebas
“As soon as he clarifies the situation it’s better for us and him. He will have his say when he is ready and as a teammate I will support him. Our relationship won’t change. We want him to stay.” Neymar’s strike partner Luis Suarez, before the transfer agreement was announced.