Neymar signs record-breaking deal with Qatar-owned PSG


"Neymar Jr is today one of the very best players in world football". "My teammates treated me well", Neymar said when asked if FC Barcelona players were angered by his move. I thought above all else about of the happiness of my family, regardless of money.

"For me, it is the outcome of the ownerships and that has completely changed the whole landscape of football in the last 15 years", Wenger told reporters.

There had been speculation that he was disgruntled at Barcelona for not being the sole star, though that is something he has denied. "And for the second time in my life, I am going against the advice of my Dad", the Brazilian wrote in a long post in Spanish on his Instagram account on Thursday night. It's for the new challenge and trophies and this is what PSG want and they deserve it.

PSG, backed by majority shareholder Qatar Sports Investments, signed the Brazil striker on a five-year deal on Thursday after they triggered his 222 million euros ($263.82 million) release clause. "And I'm really sad to hear that people still think that way and I really would like to thank Paris St Germain because they believe in my potential and I want to pay them back", Neymar said. "It is a hard decision, but one taken with the maturity of my 25 years".

The player arrived in Paris by private jet on Friday and was greeted by PSG officials and hundreds of supporters. I lived in a city that is more than a city, it is a homeland.

"Leo Messi became my partner, and friend on and off the pitch and I was proud to play with him".

"I spoke to the Brazilians here and I already feel at home".

PSG have also confirmed that the forward will take the number ten shirt hitherto worn by Javier Pastore, leaving Angel Di Maria free to continue wearing his favoured number eleven.

Following the rule, Neymar needed to deposit a certain amount of money to the La Liga which will then be passed to the selling club, Barcelona.

We doubt the Catalans will go this far if Neymar returns to the Nou Camp, but expect some extreme hostilities. "I left because a desired a new challenge and my heart told me that I needed to do this".