FC Barcelona has lost it star player Neymar to its rival Paris St Germain in a world record transfer amount. Neymar who has been a formidable force along with Messi and Suarez has brought many laurels to the club. The trio were fondly referred as MSN in the club circle.
The spanish fans would be disappointed since they won’t be seeing him any further in the Spanish League since PSG belongs to the French. There were rumours surrounding this for a while and it ws confirmed yesterday. The transfer amount is a mind staggering 222 million euros (198.82 million pounds) which works out to USD700,000 a week for the Star Player.
Neymar’s team mate Lionel Messi posted a farewell message on social media – Instagram to be precise where he posted saying “It was a great pleasure to have shared all these years with you, my friend @naymarjr. I wish you much luck in this new stage of your life. Be seeing you.”
“The player Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and agent, has informed FC Barcelona this morning of his decision to leave the club in a meeting held at the club’s offices,” Barcelona said in a statement.
“They (PSG) are going to pay Neymar’s (222 million euros buyout) clause today so that he can be presented at the weekend. They(Neymar Jr and Neymar Sr) are in the air now” said Wagner Ribeiro, agent for Neymar.
This brings to an end of 4 years of play which Neymar enjoyed in the club by establishing a name for himself by scoring more than 100 goals and also assisted in equal number of goals.