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Best of luck, Neymar! Football world reacts to record transfer from FCB to PSG

Neymar completed his world-record €222million move from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain and the football world reacted with congratulatory messages and more on social media

football Updated: Aug 04, 2017 10:05 IST
OmniSport, Paris
Neymar,Neymar Jr.,Paris Saint-German
Neymar, who joined Barcelona in 2012, had a succesful stint with the Catalan giants forging a great partnership up front with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. At Paris Saint-Germain, he would become the club’s biggest star and the Brazilian would be hoping to seal his credentials with a UEFA Champions League title with the French club. (AP)

It is the jaw-dropping deal that has stunned world football after Neymar left FC Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG met Neymar’s €222million release clause to lure the 25-year-old Brazil international to the French capital in a world-record transfer.

On Thursday, Neymar signed a five-year deal reportedly worth €30m annually.

Neymar – set to wear the number 10 shirt for PSG – will be presented in Paris on Friday.

And footballers, both past and present, have reacted to the incredible transfer on Twitter.

One of the most touching messages was from Neymar’s former FC Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi on Instagram

While the rest, including Brazilian football legend Pele, others sent messages on Twitter.

Gary Lineker, however, questioned the implications of Financial Fair Play regulations in Neymar’s big transfer.

Neymar will be unveiled by Paris Saint-Germain at 11:30 GMT on Friday.

First Published: Aug 04, 2017 09:11 IST