The snake has swallowed the pig: Barcelona have finally confirmed and gone ahead to release a statement corroborating the peddling rumours of Neymar’s imminent departure to French giants PSG.
“The player Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and agent, has informed FC Barcelona this morning of his decision to leave the club in a meeting held at the club’s offices.
“Faced with this position, the club has informed them they refer to the buy-out clause of his existing contract which as of 1 July totals €222million which will have to be deposited in its entirety. The statement from Barcelona read.
Naijaloaded Sport lists 5 Things That Will Happen As The 25-Year Old Bids Goodbye To A Club He Won So Many Trophies with:
1- Neymar Will Improve His New Club PSG And Win Many Trophies!
Neymar’s quality can not be understated. His influence in Barcelona despite playing second fiddle to Lionel Messi saw him register 122 goals in 226 appearances for the club.
Neymar’s tricks; play making ability and dribbling skills are reminiscent of Brazil legend Ronaldinho.
With a world class star like Neymar joining the fray, expect PSG’s domination in the France Ligue 1 to continue.
2- He And Messi Will Fight For The Ballon D’ Or!
One of the alleged reason for Neymar’s exit from Barcelona is, the Brazilian is fed up of playing second hand to Messi.
The self confident Neymar is reportedly anxious to win the biggest individual award for a footballer- The Ballon D’ Or, a feat he won’t accomplish staying at Barcelona, especially with Messi recently signing a new contract.
In PSG however, Neymar will be granted the freedom to run his show.
3- Suarez Might Ask To Leave Barcelona Too!
Now this is just speculations but anything is possible in football.
With the astute Neymar asking to leave Barcelona to build his own brand after years of playing back seat to Messi, Suarez, equally a very talented player, could ponder such decision in the future.
4- Barcelona Will Struggle To Fill The Neymar Void!
The fearful trio of Neymar, Messi And Suarez will be reduced to shreds in the coming season.
Barcelona will struggle to replace the ever vibrant Neymar- There are whispers of Liverpool’s Coutinho joining the La Liga giants but he will never replicate his industrious efforts.
5- Barcelona Will Be Smiling To The Bank Still!
Neymar’s move to Paris Saint-Germain will cost a total of £352million in wages and transfer fees. The Brazilian will be paid over £500,000-a-week, £26m-a-year.
Barca bought Neymar from Santos FC for £71.5 million and getting £352million in return is mad footballing business.
Barcelona will be smiling to the bank, still.
Written by Femi for Naijaloaded.com.ng