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  • Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Brazil international Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande for 40 million euros (£36.37million). The 29-year-old will now undergo his medical with Barca on Thursday and, if all goes to plan, he will sign his contract and be presented on the same day, the Catalan giants have announced. Barca also said that the former Tottenham midfielder will have a release clause of 120 million euros (£109.1m) in his contract. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.

    Barcelona splash some Neymar cash on former Spurs midfielder Paulinho

    Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Brazil international Paulinho from Guangzhou Evergrande for 40 million euros (£36.37million). The 29-year-old will now undergo his medical with Barca on Thursday and, if all goes to plan, he will sign his contract and be presented on the same day, the Catalan giants have announced. Barca also said that the former Tottenham midfielder will have a release clause of 120 million euros (£109.1m) in his contract. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.
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  • Neymar insists leaving Barcelona for Paris St Germain will not be the death of his career after making an instant impact for his new club.The Brazil forward marked his first game since completing a world-record 222million euro (£200.6million) move with a goal and an assist as PSG cruised to a 3-0 win at Guingamp.Some critics have argued that leaving Barcelona for Ligue 1 is a step down, but the 25-year-old is happy with his decision."I knew it would be very difficult to leave Barca but I am very happy to be here," he said in quotes reported by L'equipe,"People think that you die after leaving Barca, but no, it's the opposite. I'm more alive than ever, I play, I'm very happy. The country, the city and the team change, but football is the same." After Jordan Ikoko's own goal gave PSG a 52nd-minute lead, Neymar brilliantly set up Edinson Cavani to make it 2-0 before opening his account for the club with a simple close-range finish with eight minutes left.Ney..

    Neymar ‘more alive than ever’ after scoring on Paris St Germain debut

    Neymar insists leaving Barcelona for Paris St Germain will not be the death of his career after making an instant impact for his new club.The Brazil forward marked his first game since completing a world-record 222million euro (£200.6million) move with a goal and an assist as PSG cruised to a 3-0 win at Guingamp.Some critics have argued that leaving Barcelona for Ligue 1 is a step down, but the 25-year-old is happy with his decision."I knew it would be very difficult to leave Barca but I am very happy to be here," he said in quotes reported by L'equipe,"People think that you die after leaving Barca, but no, it's the opposite. I'm more alive than ever, I play, I'm very happy. The country, the city and the team change, but football is the same." After Jordan Ikoko's own goal gave PSG a 52nd-minute lead, Neymar brilliantly set up Edinson Cavani to make it 2-0 before opening his account for the club with a simple close-range finish with eight minutes left.Ney..
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  • Neymar marked his Paris St Germain debut with a goal and an assist as the capital club cruised to a 3-0 Ligue 1 win at Guingamp.The Brazil forward, making his much-anticipated first appearance for PSG since joining them from Barcelona for a world-record 222million euro ( £200.6million) transfer fee, opened his account with a simple close-range finish in the 82nd minute, set up by Edinson Cavani. Neymar had earlier provided a delightful 62nd-minute pass from which Cavani struck to make it 2-0.And the world's most expensive player had also been involved in the build-up to the opener in the 52nd minute, a Jordan Ikoko own-goal, as he attempted to play in Cavani.Starting on the left of a front three also featuring Cavani and Angel Di Maria, but given considerable licence to roam, the 25-year-old produced plenty of impressive moments in what will surely go down as a memorable start to his PSG career. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments..

    Neymar scores on PSG debut as capital club triumph at Guingamp

    Neymar marked his Paris St Germain debut with a goal and an assist as the capital club cruised to a 3-0 Ligue 1 win at Guingamp.The Brazil forward, making his much-anticipated first appearance for PSG since joining them from Barcelona for a world-record 222million euro ( £200.6million) transfer fee, opened his account with a simple close-range finish in the 82nd minute, set up by Edinson Cavani. Neymar had earlier provided a delightful 62nd-minute pass from which Cavani struck to make it 2-0.And the world's most expensive player had also been involved in the build-up to the opener in the 52nd minute, a Jordan Ikoko own-goal, as he attempted to play in Cavani.Starting on the left of a front three also featuring Cavani and Angel Di Maria, but given considerable licence to roam, the 25-year-old produced plenty of impressive moments in what will surely go down as a memorable start to his PSG career. Source: PA Please enable JavaScript to view the comments..
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  • Neymar has been cleared to make his debut for Paris St Germain this weekend, the French Football Federation has announced.The French governing body has now received the relevant international transfer paperwork from its Spanish counterpart for the Brazil star to be formally registered.Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona for a world record £200.6million transfer last week but was unable to play in their Ligue 1 opener against Amiens last Saturday.It was reported that Barcelona had delayed releasing the player's international transfer certificate to the Spanish football association (RFEF), as is protocol, until they had received the required funds.The transaction now appears to have been completed, the certificate passed to the FFF via the RFEF and and the 25-year-old will be available for Sunday's trip to Guingamp.A statement from the FFF on Twitter read: "The FFF confirms the receipt of the transfer certificate of Neymar sent by the RFEF." Source: PA ..

    Neymar set to make Paris St Germain debut against Guingamp

    Neymar has been cleared to make his debut for Paris St Germain this weekend, the French Football Federation has announced.The French governing body has now received the relevant international transfer paperwork from its Spanish counterpart for the Brazil star to be formally registered.Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona for a world record £200.6million transfer last week but was unable to play in their Ligue 1 opener against Amiens last Saturday.It was reported that Barcelona had delayed releasing the player's international transfer certificate to the Spanish football association (RFEF), as is protocol, until they had received the required funds.The transaction now appears to have been completed, the certificate passed to the FFF via the RFEF and and the 25-year-old will be available for Sunday's trip to Guingamp.A statement from the FFF on Twitter read: "The FFF confirms the receipt of the transfer certificate of Neymar sent by the RFEF." Source: PA ..
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  • Neymar has left Barcelona and joined Paris St Germain in a world-record deal worth 222 million euros (£200.6million).Here, Press Association Sport lists five things about the Brazil striker.1. Family firstNeymar is guided by his family. His father, Neymar Santos Sr, is his agent, is a former player himself and earned his son his first sponsorship deal at the age of 17. Neymar has a tattoo of his sister Rafaella Beckran's face on his arm, while in turn she has Neymar's eyes on hers. 2. Nearly the Real dealHe has made his name with Barcelona but could have joined Real Madrid as a 14-year-old. He travelled to the Spanish capital but said he chose the ''cultural values'' of growing up in his home country. He described it as ''my first serious choice''. Resting the pressure of moving to Europe was not always easy. Neymar Sr told the New York Times how strangers would approach him in the street and tell him to send his son overseas. 3...

    5 things about Paris St Germain’s new signing Neymar

    Neymar has left Barcelona and joined Paris St Germain in a world-record deal worth 222 million euros (£200.6million).Here, Press Association Sport lists five things about the Brazil striker.1. Family firstNeymar is guided by his family. His father, Neymar Santos Sr, is his agent, is a former player himself and earned his son his first sponsorship deal at the age of 17. Neymar has a tattoo of his sister Rafaella Beckran's face on his arm, while in turn she has Neymar's eyes on hers. 2. Nearly the Real dealHe has made his name with Barcelona but could have joined Real Madrid as a 14-year-old. He travelled to the Spanish capital but said he chose the ''cultural values'' of growing up in his home country. He described it as ''my first serious choice''. Resting the pressure of moving to Europe was not always easy. Neymar Sr told the New York Times how strangers would approach him in the street and tell him to send his son overseas. 3...
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  • Neymar da Silva Santos Junior has become the world's most expensive footballer after completing a 222 million euros (£200.6million) move to Paris St Germain from Barcelona. The huge price for the 25-year-old has sparked debate over the sport's escalating transfer fees and, although he was destined for the top from an early age, Neymar could surely never have foreseen the unfathomable riches that lay ahead when he first started kicking a ball on the streets of Brazil. The only son of Neymar Santos Sr, a former professional footballer himself, and Nadine da Silva was born on February 5, 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes, a small city 40 kilometres east of Sao Paulo. He has a younger sister, Rafaella, and the family ties are extremely close. Neymar Sr has been both a mentor and coach to his son - he continues to work as the player's agent - while Neymar Jr has a tattoo of his sister's face on his right arm and she has her brother's eyes inked onto her left arm. Neym..

    Neymar’s come a long way from the streets of Brazil

    Neymar da Silva Santos Junior has become the world's most expensive footballer after completing a 222 million euros (£200.6million) move to Paris St Germain from Barcelona. The huge price for the 25-year-old has sparked debate over the sport's escalating transfer fees and, although he was destined for the top from an early age, Neymar could surely never have foreseen the unfathomable riches that lay ahead when he first started kicking a ball on the streets of Brazil. The only son of Neymar Santos Sr, a former professional footballer himself, and Nadine da Silva was born on February 5, 1992 in Mogi das Cruzes, a small city 40 kilometres east of Sao Paulo. He has a younger sister, Rafaella, and the family ties are extremely close. Neymar Sr has been both a mentor and coach to his son - he continues to work as the player's agent - while Neymar Jr has a tattoo of his sister's face on his right arm and she has her brother's eyes inked onto her left arm. Neym..
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  • Neymar has become the world's most expensive player after completing his move from Barcelona to Paris St Germain.Here we look at how the 222 million euros (£200.6million) transfer fee, and the reported £520,000-a-week wages, stack up in football terms.Neymar's transfer fee could buy you - based on the reported initial fees paid in their most recent moves - four Mesut Ozils, two Paul Pogbas, three and a half Kevin De Bruynes, 20 Olivier Girouds and almost 40 Dele Allis.Neymar's reported annual salary with PSG equates to around £26.8million at current exchange rates. England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford was reportedly on wages of £20,000 a week last season, equivalent to £1.04million a year, although his contract is based on incremental increases and further bonuses for performance.The Neymar transfer fee would have been enough to buy Sunderland - lock, stock and barrel - twice over with £18million in change, based on the amount reportedly paid by curr..

    How does Neymar’s transfer fee stack up in football terms?

    Neymar has become the world's most expensive player after completing his move from Barcelona to Paris St Germain.Here we look at how the 222 million euros (£200.6million) transfer fee, and the reported £520,000-a-week wages, stack up in football terms.Neymar's transfer fee could buy you - based on the reported initial fees paid in their most recent moves - four Mesut Ozils, two Paul Pogbas, three and a half Kevin De Bruynes, 20 Olivier Girouds and almost 40 Dele Allis.Neymar's reported annual salary with PSG equates to around £26.8million at current exchange rates. England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford was reportedly on wages of £20,000 a week last season, equivalent to £1.04million a year, although his contract is based on incremental increases and further bonuses for performance.The Neymar transfer fee would have been enough to buy Sunderland - lock, stock and barrel - twice over with £18million in change, based on the amount reportedly paid by curr..
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  • Brazil forward Neymar has arrived in Paris ahead of his unveiling as the most expensive player in the history of football.The 25-year-old has signed a five-year deal with ambitious Paris St Germain after his legal representatives paid Barcelona a world-record fee of 222 million euros (£200.6million) to release him from his contract at the Nou Camp.PSG tweeted images of Neymar disembarking a private jet near the French capital several hours before his introductory press conference - at 1330 local time on Friday - and on-pitch presentation at the Parc des Princes.Neymar is now targeting Champions League glory with PSG, the one major prize which continues to elude the Qatar Sports Investments-owned club.He admitted it was that challenge which convinced him to leave Barca after a successful four-year spell. His father, Neymar Santos Sr, was among those who had advised him to remain in Catalonia, however.On his official Facebook page, he wrote: "A sportsman needs challenges."For the s..

    Neymar lands in Paris ahead of grand unveiling after £200m move from Barcelona

    Brazil forward Neymar has arrived in Paris ahead of his unveiling as the most expensive player in the history of football.The 25-year-old has signed a five-year deal with ambitious Paris St Germain after his legal representatives paid Barcelona a world-record fee of 222 million euros (£200.6million) to release him from his contract at the Nou Camp.PSG tweeted images of Neymar disembarking a private jet near the French capital several hours before his introductory press conference - at 1330 local time on Friday - and on-pitch presentation at the Parc des Princes.Neymar is now targeting Champions League glory with PSG, the one major prize which continues to elude the Qatar Sports Investments-owned club.He admitted it was that challenge which convinced him to leave Barca after a successful four-year spell. His father, Neymar Santos Sr, was among those who had advised him to remain in Catalonia, however.On his official Facebook page, he wrote: "A sportsman needs challenges."For the s..
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  • Neymar's world-record 222 million euro move to Paris St Germain has encouraged international players' association FIFPro to demand an investigation into "anti-competitive, unjustified and illegal" FIFA transfer rules.The 25-year-old Brazil forward on Thursday signed a five-year deal with PSG after his legal representatives paid Barcelona 222m euros (£200.6million) to secure an early release from his contract at the Nou Camp.Barca have passed the details of the transaction to UEFA with a view to determining whether there are any "disciplinary responsibilities" concerning Financial Fair Play and adherence to market rules attached to the case.On Friday morning FIFPro general secretary Theo van Seggelen bemoaned what he sees as a drift towards dominance of world football by "a select group of rich, mostly European-based clubs".In a statement, he said: "FIFPro is calling on the European Commission to investigate the flow of money via transfer fees within the EU territory to un..

    FIFPro demand probe into FIFA transfer rules in wake of Neymar move

    Neymar's world-record 222 million euro move to Paris St Germain has encouraged international players' association FIFPro to demand an investigation into "anti-competitive, unjustified and illegal" FIFA transfer rules.The 25-year-old Brazil forward on Thursday signed a five-year deal with PSG after his legal representatives paid Barcelona 222m euros (£200.6million) to secure an early release from his contract at the Nou Camp.Barca have passed the details of the transaction to UEFA with a view to determining whether there are any "disciplinary responsibilities" concerning Financial Fair Play and adherence to market rules attached to the case.On Friday morning FIFPro general secretary Theo van Seggelen bemoaned what he sees as a drift towards dominance of world football by "a select group of rich, mostly European-based clubs".In a statement, he said: "FIFPro is calling on the European Commission to investigate the flow of money via transfer fees within the EU territory to un..
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  • Neymar has forfeited a bumper loyalty bonus from Barcelona after departing for Paris St Germain in a record-breaking 222 million euro move ahead of schedule.The 25-year-old Brazil forward has signed a five-year contract with ambitious Ligue 1 club PSG, becoming the most expensive footballer in history after weeks of speculation.Neymar, for whom PSG had to pay Barca 222m euros (£200.6million), will reportedly earn 30m euros (£27m) net per year, or around 575,000 euros (£520,000) each week after tax.However, his father Neymar Santos Sr, who has managed his son's career since his emergence at Santos, will not collect a 26m euro (£23.4m) loyalty bonus from Barca as its conditions were not met.Barca spokesman Josep Vives told Marca: "The club will not pay the bonus to Neymar's father."There were three conditions: the player must not negotiate his departure from the club during the month before the bonus became payable, he must demonstrate his desire to fulfil his contract..

    Barcelona will not pay bonus to Neymar’s father after record-breaking PSG move

    Neymar has forfeited a bumper loyalty bonus from Barcelona after departing for Paris St Germain in a record-breaking 222 million euro move ahead of schedule.The 25-year-old Brazil forward has signed a five-year contract with ambitious Ligue 1 club PSG, becoming the most expensive footballer in history after weeks of speculation.Neymar, for whom PSG had to pay Barca 222m euros (£200.6million), will reportedly earn 30m euros (£27m) net per year, or around 575,000 euros (£520,000) each week after tax.However, his father Neymar Santos Sr, who has managed his son's career since his emergence at Santos, will not collect a 26m euro (£23.4m) loyalty bonus from Barca as its conditions were not met.Barca spokesman Josep Vives told Marca: "The club will not pay the bonus to Neymar's father."There were three conditions: the player must not negotiate his departure from the club during the month before the bonus became payable, he must demonstrate his desire to fulfil his contract..
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