Neymar transferred for a mere 222 million

Neymar spent four years at Barcelona.

A presentation is planned for Friday, and the source said it is possible he could debut in PSG’s Ligue 1 opener at home against Amiens on Saturday.

Once PSG confirms Neymar’s signing, he will become the most expensive transfer ever — more than doubling Manchester United’s €105m capture of Paul Pogba from Juventus last (6)

“On Thursday afternoon, Neymar Jr’s legal representatives visited in person the club’s offices and made the payment of €222m in the player’s name with regards to the unilateral termination of the contract that united both parties,” a Barcelona statement said.

“As such, the club will pass on to UEFA the details of the above operation so that they can determine the disciplinary responsibilities that may arise from this case.”

Neymar has been the subject of intense speculation all summer and Barcelona earlier confirmed on Wednesday that the 25-year-old had informed them of his intention to leave.

On top of those future earnings and significant bonuses, a source added that Neymar and his father will also profit from a number of club owners Oryx Qatar Sports Investments’ other commercial ventures in Paris and outside of the footballing world.

Neymar helped Barca win one Champions League, two La Liga titles and three Copas del Rey as well as one FIFA Club World Cup and one Spanish Super Cup during his four-year stint in Catalonia, and he scored 105 goals across all competitions.

Samuel Marsden covers Barcelona for ESPN FC

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