PSG President praises Barcelona over Neymar deal


"He could go to any club and be in the spotlight, not that he wants to be number one".

"I am extremely happy to join Paris Saint-Germain", said Neymar.

"Thanks to the president, thanks to PSG for this opportunity". Nobody is even trying to be subtle here.

"I had the honour of playing alongside the greatest athlete I've seen in my life, and I'm sure I won't see another who's better".

He said goodbye to his team-mates at the Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training complex, with Lionel Messi then posting a fond farewell to his colleague on Instagram.

The 77-times capped Brazil forward landed at Le Bourget airport to the north-east of Paris on Friday morning before making his way to the Parc des Princes where he was officially unveiled.

The only son of Neymar Santos Sr - a former professional footballer himself and Nadine da Silva was born on February 5, 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes, a small city 40 kilometres east of Sao Paulo.

His transfer from Brazilian club Santos in 2013 became the source of a legal dispute that has dogged Barcelona even since. But the feeling is that PSG have under-performed, particularly in the Champions League where the quarter-finals is the furthest they have travelled in Europe. They are one of the best clubs in the world'.

Mbappe reportedly submitted a transfer request this week, seemingly leaving the reigning champions with a tough fight on their hands to keep the exciting teenager.

The move came after the player's representatives paid a record buyout clause of 222 million euros ($263 million), reports Efe.

Here, we take a look at five players who could overshadow the 25-year-old in his first season in France. We communicated his exit to the club and we asked Paris to pay his release clause.

With the kind of performances Messi is still producing, it is quite evident that he has no intentions of slowing down anytime soon. "Some very important players have left their mark on the club's history". Users are reminded that they are fully responsible for their own created content and their own posts, comments and submissions and fully and effectively warrant and indemnify Journal Media in relation to such content and their ability to make such content, posts, comments and submissions available.

But nobody doubts Neymar is one of the greatest talents of his generation. Can PSG guarantee him the Ballon d'Or?

Coach Unai Emery is optimistic that star striker Neymar will help boost Paris St Germain (PSG) to the highest level of football.

A 'state-sponsored' club is how La Liga chief Javier Tebas chose to describe PSG and it couldn't be closer to the truth.