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Burning bridges - Barcelona fans set fire to Neymar shirts after PSG exit

Burning bridges - Barcelona fans set fire to Neymar shirts after PSG exit”

Neymar has arrived in Paris following his world-record transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.

Following the transfer, Barcelona said they will not pay Neymar and the player's father, Neymar Sr., the €26 million ($30.7 miln) loyalty bonus that was included in the Brazilian's five-year contract, claiming the conditions for the bonus had not been met. He might make his debut on Saturday when PSG starts its new league campaign against promoted Amiens at the Parc des Princes.

"PSG and Neymar have the option to go to Federation Internationale de Football Association with the request that Federation Internationale de Football Association give them a provisional transfer", Javier Ferrero, a specialist in sports law for the Senn Ferrero firm, told AFP.

Neymar said he has joined "one of the most ambitious clubs in Europe".

"It's not about money", Neymar said, commenting on a record deal between him and Qatar-funded Paris Saint-Germain. I have played four seasons in Europe and I feel ready to take the challenge.

Again, there are many aspects behind Irving's desire to leave, but chief among them appears to be his relationship with LeBron James.

According to Sky Sports News, a source in Spain close to Neymar told them: "Since he made a decision to leave, Neymar has had to deal with huge pressure to stay at Barcelona".

When quizzed about being the main man at a club, Neymar was adamant that didn't come into his thinking.

Neymar also said he was motivated by playing for the PSG "project", rather than being tempted by any individual players, which he was when he joined Barca from Santos.

If Neymar's transfer fee seems lavish now, Al-Khelaifi was insistent that his value would soon "double".

Having left behind arguably the biggest team in the world, Neymar will now seek to boost the fortunes of a club he helped to knock out of last season's Champions League in remarkable fashion.

The previous record was Manchester United's purchase of Paul Pogba for €105m from Juventus, but the Ligue 1 side have obliterated that figure with their capture of the 25-year-old Brazilian. My heart told me that it was time to sign for Paris St Germain.

He said: "I wanted a new challenge".

"La Liga is an entity that defends the interests of the clubs and right now it is defending Barcelona", said Marcos Galera, a lawyer and founding member of Spanish sports law specialists Agaz.

At the Nou Camp he formed the fabled "MSN" strike partnership along with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez that delivered a treble of league, cup and Champions League in the 2014-15 season.

Hundreds of PSG fans had lined up to purchase replica team jerseys with Neymar's name on earlier Friday.

James, even at 32, remains the most influential player in the National Basketball Association; Messi to Irving's Neymar.

"I told him not to do it as I hadn't made my decision yet, but it was just a joke".

"We have to discuss about it", Vives said whether the club have already decide who will sign to replace Neymar. I'd like to thank the players but I felt it was the moment to go.



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