Ronaldinho, Barcelona hero and Brazilian football legend has expressed his disappointment that his compatriot, Neymar Jr. decided to join PSG in a world-record €222 million deal which made him by far the most expensive player in history.
Neymar became the world’s most expensive player when he moved to the French capital in a staggering €222 million deal.
Ronaldinho had previously urged his compatriot to “follow his heart” as speculation surrounding his future swirled.
However, he has now expressed his disappointment that the 25-year-old eventually opted to move to the Ligue 1 giants.
Yes, he was careful, although it is difficult that Neymar’s heart did not tell him that the best place was Barcelona,” he said, as reported by Mundo Deportivo.
Barca has been heavily linked with Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho as they bid to find a replacement, and manager Ernesto Valverde has insisted that Neymar’s exit will not derail the team.
We, of course, wish him all the best and whilst we would have preferred to keep him here we must now look ahead and focus on the players in the squad and those who could join us,” he said.
We must not look back but instead look ahead and focus on the future as that is what we must do.
One door is closed but much more will open so we must look to that and we are excited for what the future holds.”
My heart told me that it was time to sign for Paris Saint-Germain. It was the right time to leave Barcelona and find new challenges,” Neymar said at his unveiling in Paris last week.
I want to write history here at PSG because of the Spanish giant, really have a great potential to become the greatest club in the world.