Neymar’s move to Paris is complete
Neymar became the most expensive player in soccer history after completing his blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona for $262 million.
PSG triggered the release clause in the forward’s Barcelona contract, which was more than double the previous transfer record set a year ago when Manchester United paid $116 million for Paul Pogba.
PSG said in a statement that the 25-year-old Neymar had signed a fiveyear contract, until June 2022. PSG said “his arrival into the Paris SaintGermain family emphasizes more than ever the club’s aims to rise to the top of world football.”
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