Barca announce that PSG target Neymar wants to leave

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Neymar has told his Barcelona teammates at training that he wants to leave, a club source told CNN.

PSG will have to pay his clause in full and an agent connected to the 25-year-old, Wagner Ribeiro, has indicated that they are willing to do that "soon" so they can present him this week.

La Liga has indicated it would be reluctant to sign off a move for Neymar to PSG. We have doubts this money is in accordance with UEFA Financial Fair Play rules, ' an official statement read.

La Liga have stated they will not accept the payment from "financial dopers" Paris Saint-Germain to trigger Neymar's €222m release clause.

The Dortmund star is a proven young winger that should be considered as Neymar's replacement at Barcelona.


PSG are one of the world's richest clubs following their 2012 takeover by Qatar Sports Investments, an arm of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, which has transformed their fortunes. If the deal is struck between the two clubs, Neymar will become the world's most expensive player taking over Paul Pogba who was bought by Manchester United for €105m from Juventus past year.

Neymar's father drove the deal for his renewal with Barca last season and is reported to be due to collect the bonus from August 1.

Some at the club believe the player's departure dragged on through the summer tour in the United States precisely because Neymar's father suspected the payment would be blocked if his son moved before.

The news has made a huge statement in world football this morning, and former Barcelona defender Eric Abidal was quick to comment on the deal with a simple, but bold comment. Tebas said. "Where does the money come from for the salary of a player like Neymar who would leave Barca to go to PSG, a country where income taxes take 75 percent?" He will then be free to sign for PSG.

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