PARIS, France – Neymar Jr. spoke with the press after his arrival to Paris St. Germain on Friday and stated that he simply wanted a new challenge with his new club.
“I wanted something bigger, a bigger challenge. This was about ambition,” Naymar said. “My heart told me it was time to sign for Paris Saint-Germain. It was the right time to leave Barcelona. I was never motivated by money. I thought above all else about the happiness of my family, regardless of money. I’m really sad some people think this is the case.”
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This follows his world-record £198 million move from FC Barcelona by Nasser al-Khelaifi, the PSG owner.
“For me Neymar is the best player in the world, so we wanted to have the best player in the world,” he said. “Neymar came here to write new pages in the history of Paris Saint-Germain. With him our project will grow even stronger. The league will become more interesting for everyone. More transfers? The best player in the world is here. Let’s enjoy Neymar.”