“FC Barcelona and Catalonia will always be in my heart, but I need new challenges,” Neymar was quoted by Spanish publication, Tribuna, as saying.
“I have accepted PSG’s proposal to conquer new achievements and help the club win the titles that their fans expect. The presented me a daring career plan and I feel ready to take on this challenge.”
The Brazilian became the most expensive player in history (and one of the most controversial) when he moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for €222m.
And before the dust even settled (and there was a lot of dust), Neymar was quick to state that the decision was based purely on his desire to try something new. And not on the 118 per cent wage increase, of course.