PSG Signs Neymar For €222m World Record, To Wear Number 10 Jersey

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Neymar signs world record deal with PSG

French football club, Paris Saint-Germain () have signed forward, da Silva Santos Júnior for a world record 222 million euros.

The deal for the 25-year-old smashes the previous record set when Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United from Juventus for £89m in August 2016.

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He will earn 45m euros (£40.7m) a year – 865,000 euros (£782,000) a week – before tax from the initial five-year deal, a total outlay of £400m.

Neymar wore number 11 at Barca with Lionel Messi occupying the 10 shirt, which is the jersey he wears for Brazil’s national team.

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Neymar said he has joined “one of the most ambitious clubs in Europe”.

“Paris St-Germain’s ambition attracted me to the club, along with the passion and the energy this brings,” he added.

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“I feel ready to take the challenge. From today, I will do everything I can to help my new team-mates.”

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