Barcelona president Bartomeu out to left Neymar
Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of FC Barcelona, has Monday at the annual meeting of the supportersclub of the club removed to the to Paris Saint-Germain left Neymar.
The Brazilian bought last week with the help of financiers from Qatar for 222 million euros, his contract with Barcelona, which he now with distance the most expensive player of all time.
According to Bartomeu has Neymar the game, however, not neatly played. “This is not the behavior of a player of Barcelona expect. But it is his decision. We have done everything we could to convince him to stay.”
“No player is bigger than Barça. Everything has its limits and, therefore, we have to let him go. Neymar is four years an important part of our club, but now it belongs to history.”
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Bartomeu is hoping that Neymar is following in the footsteps of wild steps of teammates as Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta, who already had their entire profloopbaan at the Barcelona games. “Their loyalty is an example for everyone.”
Because there is a fixed transfer fee in the contract of the Brazilian was Barcelona, the money will not refuse. “We knew that the chance existed that he would like to, so we had the clause been increased to 22 million euro. Therefore, we knew that our future is in safe hands.”
Due to the departure of the getructe Brazilian, also comes an end to the dreaded MSN attack, that also from Messi and Luis Suarez was. “We are going to focus more on the team,” said Bartomeu. “We will patiently deal with the transfer fee.”
The club has, for example, the eye drop on the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool and the French wing tips and Ousmane Dembélé of Borussia Dortmund. With both clubs is, however, no agreement has been reached.
The largest foreign transfers
An overview of the largest foreign transfers. Neymar left Barcelona FC for no fewer than 222 million euros for Paris Saint-Germain.
Romelu Lukak: from Everton to Manchester United
Alvaro Morata: Real Madrid to Chelsea
Benjamin Mendy: from AS Monaco to Manchester City
Alexandre Lacazette: from Olympique Lyon to Arsenal
Kyle Walker: Tottenham Hotspur to Manchester City
James Rodriguez: Real Madrid to Bayern Munich (on rental basis)
Bernardo Silva: AS Monaco to Manchester City
Leonardo Bonucci: Juventus to AC Milan
Mohamed Salah: from AS Roma to Liverpool
Corentin Tolisso: from Olympique Lyon to Bayern Munich
Tiemoué Bakayoko: from AS Monaco to Chelsea
Ederson: from Benfica to Manchester City
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Federico Bernardeschi: from Fiorentina to Juventus
Nemanja Matic: Chelsea to Manchester United
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