Just In! Neymar Officially Becomes World’s Most Expensive Footballer
PSG have officially announced the signing of Barcelona’s striker Neymar after completing a World record transfer worth €222m. The 25-year-old Brazil forward, whose legal representatives on Thursday paid Barcelona the world-record fee to terminate the contract which tied him to the Catalan giants, has signed a five-year deal with the Ligue 1 club.
PSG announced Neymar’s arrival on their website just hours after Barcelona acknowledged the receipt of €222m (£200.6m), preceding the move’s confirmation with a video posted on Twitter that teased: “He’s coming.”
Sao Paulo-born Neymar told psg.fr: “I am extremely happy to join Paris St Germain. Since I arrived in Europe, the club has always been one of the most competitive and most ambitious.
“And the biggest challenge, what most motivated me to join my new team-mates, is to help the club to conquer the titles that their fans want.
“PSG’s ambition attracted me to the club, along with the passion and the energy this brings. I have played four seasons in Europe and I feel ready to take the challenge.
“From today, I will do everything I can to help my new team-mates, to open up new horizons for my club and to bring happiness to its millions of supporters around the world.