Ney­mar the new face of megadeals

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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.”

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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

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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.

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