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Neymar ‘ready’ to make Paris Saint-Germain debut

Neymar switched from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain in a record deal.

football Updated: Aug 04, 2017 22:12 IST
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse
Agence France-Presse, Paris
Brazilian Neymar poses with his new jersey during his official presentation at the Parc des Princes Stadium on August 4 in Paris after agreeing a five-year contract following his world record 222 million euro transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain.
Brazilian Neymar poses with his new jersey during his official presentation at the Parc des Princes Stadium on August 4 in Paris after agreeing a five-year contract following his world record 222 million euro transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint Germain.(AFP)
         

Neymar said he was fit and ready to make his Paris Saint-Germain debut on Saturday in their Ligue 1 opener against Amiens at the Parc des Princes.

The 25-year-old Brazilian arrived in the French capital on Friday after his world-record 222-million-euro ($264m) move from Barcelona.

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The forward will be presented to fans before Saturday’s match, but said he could play a part, despite having not yet spoken to PSG coach Unai Emery.

“I always want to play, so I am ready to do so tomorrow,” Neymar said at his unveiling on Friday.

“I have trained in pre-season. I stopped for two days, but I am ready, I’ve seen the pitch and I want to put the PSG shirt on and play.”

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Kick-off for the game with newly-promoted Amiens has been delayed by 15 minutes and will now start at 5:15pm (1515 GMT).

First Published: Aug 04, 2017 22:12 IST