PSG finally landed their marquee signing Neymar Jr at Parc des Princes. They were eager to spend heavily and acquire the services of Brazilian forward at any cost, and in the end they paid 222 million buyout amount to Barcelona and acquired his services.
From last three seasons, MSN (Messi,Suarez,Neymar) had formed a formidable forward lineup for Blaugranas but no longer trio will be sharing the same dressing room. Messi who sees Neymar as a close friend was quick to respond and congratulate his former teammate on his Instagram account.
Club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is convinced that they have come closer to realizing their dreams with arrival of Neymar at PSG. He said as Marca quoted, “With the arrival of Neymar Jr, I’m convinced that we will come even closer. With the support of our faithful fans, we can realize our greatest dreams.”
Neymar has signed a five year contract with 30 million signing bonus. He will be the crown jewel of Parisian club but it also put pressure on boss Unai Emery to deliver. Last four seasons French Ligue winner failed to defend their title under Emery’s first season in-charge, and they were brutally eliminated by Neymar’s former side at Uefa Champions League quarterfinals stage.
PSG dream project is to win Uefa Champions League in upcoming season as they want to become Europe’s best club. No club can boast to be best until & unless they win Europe’s elite trophy – Uefa Champions League.
Barcelona and Laliga officials tried to stop the deal and their respective presidents Josep Maria Bartomeu and Javier Tebas even said that paying the clause is breaching financial fair play. According to Uefa financial fair play, a club can only spend 70% of their revenue on players’ wages & acquisitions.
Sport reports, “Hours after Laliga turned Neymar’s legal representatives away and rejected his 222 million release clause, the same legal team has opted to go straight to Barcelona’s offices to perform the operation.”
Laliga refused the money presented in check form because they have serious ethical and financial doubts about PSG’s ability to do the deal, is simply a place where the clause should be deposited. They cannot avoid the player terminating his link with Barca by paying 222 million, though. Sport added, Neymar is expected in French capital formally as PSG player on Friday.