PSG sign Neymar for world record fee

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The EUR222million deal to take the Brazil superstar to the Parc des Princes was completed on Thursday after PSG met his staggering release clause.

Neymar has rejected comparisons to Luis Figo over his world-record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, while insisting he did not join the Ligue 1 club for financial gain.

"I am very, very happy", he said. I'm really sad to hear that people think this way. "I want to help this club succeed and win trophies".

When asked why he chose to leave FC Barcelona for PSG, the Brazilian striker said: "I wanted something bigger".

"I have friends in Barcelona; it was not easy to leave". However, football can be like that. Since I arrived in Europe, the club has always been one of the most competitive and most ambitious.

Neymar to Messi & Suarez: I love you! If it was just about money, I could have gone elsewhere. It was never my first motivation.

The Brazil global told PSG's official website: "I am extremely happy to join Paris Saint-Germain". And for the second time in my life, I'll contradict my father. I must follow my heart, not considering the money. He added that it is a "new and bigger challenge" for him. That draw comparisons whether Neymar wanted to step out of Messi's shadow. "No, quite on the contrary".

He also denied that he had exhausted of playing second-fiddle to Lionel Messi at Barcelona.

"There was no pressure at all".

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Michael Biancolin, who had waited more than three hours, was the first fan to leave the store parading a yellow PSG shirt.

"The fact I am the most expensive player is not a burden".

But Ingla thinks believes the arrival of Neymar will the help others grow and boost the profile of French football.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday he did not think Neymar was an expensive purchase. "I have not spoken with the coach about whether I will play or not, where I will play or if he wants me to play yet". "My teammates treated me well", Neymar said when asked if FC Barcelona players were angered by his move. The challenge now is for him to transform PSG from a very good French team to a great European club. "He is the best player in the world, and now he is ours".

Sky Bet have priced Neymar up at 20/1 to finish this season as the Champions League's top goalscorer and he's 66/1 to net against Barcelona in the final of the competition. We are working very transparently with UEFA.

"There is no problem".

Let us take a moment to remind you that the payment was worth ₹16,73,00,00,000.

When posters of the Brazilian, accompanied by the words "Welcome to a Paris Neymar Jr 10" were unveiled on windows of the flagship PSG club store, the crowd cheered.

"It is a transfer that has cost a lot today, but that will surely not be the case in two years' time". "If he was motivated by money, he could have gone elsewhere", he said. Neymar won the Champions League in 2015 with Barcelona and collected two Spanish league titles and three Copas del Rey in his four seasons at the Camp Nou. To compare him with other players who left is not fair. "We are here to win titles". We want to win all the trophies we can.

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