Wenger slams Neymar's big money move to PSG

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Paris Saint-Germain's (PSG) new recruit Neymar said he did opposite to what his father, who is also his agent, wanted and moved away from FC Barcelona.

"Paris St-Germain's ambition attracted me to the club, along with the passion and the energy this brings".

The deal had been blocked on Thursday, when the Spanish league refused to accept the clause, but Neymar has now signed a five-year contract at the Parc des Princes, where the club begin their Ligue 1 campaign against Amiens on Saturday.

"I wish you lots of luck in this new stage in your life". "It was one of the most hard decisions I've ever made, I was at a great club at Barcelona, I love Barcelona".

"I don't think he's expensive for 200 million, I don't think he's expensive".

When Figo left in similar circumstances to Neymar as Madrid paid his buyout clause for a world record fee in 2000, it floored Barca on the pitch and in the boardroom.

Neymar is due to arrive in Paris on Friday to complete the deal, according to sources. "I'm really sad that people still think that way and I'm glad that PSG believe in me", he said on Friday after being presented as a PSG player at Parc des Princes.

Do you think Neymar joined PSG to step out of Messi's shadow?

It was the most hard decision of my life to leave Barcelona, but I felt like it was the right moment to leave.

His release clause (€222 million, or $263 million) was worth more than double that paid for French midfielder Paul Pogba who moved from Juventus to Manchester United last summer. I would love for us to meet in two years and see what his value will be compared to today.

Neymar denied that he had exhausted of playing second-fiddle to Lionel Messi at Barcelona. Then one fan asked the club if there's not too much pressure, it jokingly tweeted that there's no pressure at all.

However, Al-Khelaifi said: "We did not buy Neymar because Barcelona wanted Marco".

Neymar was by no means excluded, but it's well known he likes to have close friends and Brazilians around - and with Dani Alves being at PSG, that could play a huge part in his happiness.

Along with selling tens of thousands of Neymar Jr. jerseys, the Brazilian's arrival will help club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi in his efforts to promote the slick image of a fashionable club that is determined to succeed on the world stage.

The 25-year-old enjoyed a successful four-year spell with Barcelona, winning one Champions League title, two La Liga titles and three Copas del Rey as well as one FIFA Club World Cup and one Spanish Super Cup, but he said he was relishing the new challenge. "I don't know", he said.

Al-Khelaifi also rejected claims the player had only joined PSG for financial reasons.

"But as soon as I made the decision, I started communicating". The money was wasted and they didn't win a major trophy for five seasons.

Neymar's reputation as one of the game's best players has been enhanced by his performances in Brazilian colours.

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