The Brazilian is expected to complete
a switch to the Ligue 1 club in the coming days as Barcelona resign
themselves to losing one of their star names.
representative Wagner Ribeiro has confirmed that PSG will pay the
player’s €222m release clause and expects a deal to be finalised this
As revealed by Goal on August 1, the Brazilian briefly
arrived at training to say his goodbyes, with Barcelona later confirming
that he had asked to leave the club.
The Catalan giants went on
to state that they would not allow the 25-year-old forward to leave for
less than his world-record buyout fee.
A statement released by
the club read: “The player Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and
agent, has informed FC Barcelona this morning of his decision to leave
the club in a meeting held at the club’s offices.
this position, the club has informed them they refer to the buy-out
clause of his existing contract which as of 1 July totals 222 million
euros which will have to be deposited in its entirety.
in reply to the claim for the contract extension bonus, the club has
once again made it clear that the amount remains deposited with a notary
until the case is resolved.
“The player remains under contract at FC Barcelona but with temporary permission to not take part in training sessions.”
a representative of the Brazil international, has now confirmed that
the Paris club will pay the clause and that he will be presented as a
PSG player this week.
Accompanying Neymar and the player’s
father at the Barcelona El Prat airport, he told reporters: “PSG will
pay the release clause and Neymar will be presented in Paris this week.”
Neymar will now travel to Paris in the coming days to finalise his world-record transfer to Unai Emery’s side.