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Thursday, 3 August 2017

PSG signs Neymar from Barcelona in world record £198m transfer

Paris Saint-Germain have signed Neymar from Barcelona after triggering his £198m (€222m) release clause, completing the most expensive transfer in football history.

After a day that saw La Liga officials at first refuse to accept the payment before being urged to “abide by Fifa’s rules” by their French counterparts LFP, Barcelonaconfirmed they received the payment from the 25-year-old.

“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,” read the statement.

“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.”

Earlier, Neymar’s lawyers Juan de Dios Crespo and Marcos Motta went to La Liga’s headquarters in Madrid to make the deposit but officials, as its president, Javier Tebas, had threatened earlier this week, declined to accept the payment.

“We can confirm the player’s lawyers came to the La Liga offices this morning to deposit the clause and that it has been rejected,” a statement from the league said. “That’s all the information we are giving out at this moment.”

In response, the Ligue de Football Professionnel, which governs the top two leagues in France, called for the matter to be resolved “as soon as possible”.

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