PSG officially signs Neymar in world-record transfer

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'I spoke with Brazilian players here at PSG, and they were happy for me to be here.

Hundreds of fans are lining up on the Champs-Elysees to get their hands on the first Paris Saint-Germain jerseys emblazoned with Neymar's name after his world-record transfer. There are new challenges, there's the club's ambition as well. "There is only one decision that matters and that is with UEFA".

He thanked his Barcelona teammates for being good friends.

The 25-year-old Brazil forward, who will be presented to fans on Saturday, is committed to PSG until June 2022, the club said in a statement.

"They will not let their best players leave cheaply". "I can not describe what I am feeling in my heart right now". He said the Barcelona coach was the first to know about his decision a few days ago. "But what I do now is beyond football". It is not because I was not THE star at Barcelona, I fitted in very well there.

"I'm not motivated by money", the Brazil global said.

"Today, with the arrival of Neymar Jr, I am convinced that we will come even closer, with the support of our faithful fans, to realising our greatest dreams", club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said. It's our target but we can't say "this year, we're going to win it".

However, according to Neymar, the move isn't motivated by money. "No, quite on the contrary".

"He's brought so many positive things already".

Earlier on Thursday, Barcelona confirmed in a brief statement that Neymar would be leaving the Nou Camp and that the club would be passing details of the transfer over to Uefa to see if any disciplinary issues had been raised with the transfer.

The deal marks an incredible response from PSG after it was knocked out of the Champions League in humiliating fashion by Barca and lost the French title to Monaco last season having won it for the previous four campaigns.

PSG announced late on Thursday the Brazilian striker had signed a five-year contract with the French club.

"If I were following the money I would maybe be somewhere else, in some different teams in other countries". Neymar joined the Catalan giants in 2013.

The Neymar brand with the Paris Saint-Germain brand. Barcelona were themselves later knocked out by Juventus.

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