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Neymar on mark on victorious PSG debut

Paris, France | AFP |  Neymar wasted no time in making an impact on the field for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring on his debut in a 3-0 win at Guingamp on Sunday. The Brazilian world record signing was handed a start by coach Unai Emery for the game in Brittany, two …

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Neymar braced for French culture shock in PSG debut

Paris, France | AFP | After dazzling Rio’s imposing Maracana and Barcelona’s storied Camp Nou, the world’s most expensive footballer Neymar will be welcomed to French football on Sunday at Guingamp’s humble 17,000-capacity Stade du Rouduorou in sleepy Brittany. With the mundanity of transfer paperwork finally resolved, the 25-year-old Brazilian magician …

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Barcelona receive PSG money to free up Neymar

Paris, France | AFP | Neymar is free to make his Paris Saint-Germain debut at Guingamp on Sunday after Barcelona confirmed on Friday the 222 million-euro ($261 million) cheque used to pay his buyout clause had cleared. “The cheque has cleared and therefore puts in motion the process of the transfer,” …

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Confusion reigns over Neymar PSG debut

Paris, France | AFP | Neymar is poised to make his much-anticipated debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday when they travel to Guingamp in their second game of the Ligue 1 season. However, the French league are still waiting on a transfer certificate from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) before the …

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Sneijder completes Nice signing after medical

Nice, France | AFP | Wesley Sneijder completed his free transfer to Nice on Monday as the Ligue 1 club secured yet another star name. Following the signing of France international Hatem Ben Arfa two years ago and Italian bad boy Mario Balotelli last season, unfashionable Nice have done it again …

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Neymar deal makes financial sense – PSG chief

Paris, France | AFP |  Neymar’s world record 222 million euro ($264 million) transfer fee may look expensive, but it will end up earning a great deal of money for Paris Saint-Germain, club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi insisted Saturday. Neymar, 25, is among the world’s finest players and will help the …

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Neymar waits as PSG make quick million on record investment

Paris, France | AFP |  Brazil superstar Neymar will watch from the stands as Paris Saint-Germain open their season Saturday, but the French club have already clawed back around a million euros on their world record investment. Neymar signed from Barcelona for a mind-boggling 222 million euros ($264 million), will …

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Annoyed Barca won’t pay Neymar bonus

Barcelona, Spain | AFP |  Barcelona won’t pay a 26 million euro ($30.8 million) bonus to Neymar for renewing his contract with the Catalan giants in 2016, a club spokesman said on Friday after his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee. Josep Vives admitted Barca …

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Neymar pledges PSG trophy haul after world record transfer

Paris, France | AFP | Brazilian superstar Neymar has pledged to spark a trophy glut at Paris Saint Germain after agreeing a five-year deal on a world record 222 million euro ($264 million) transfer from Barcelona. The 25-year-old will earn a mind-boggling 30 million euros ($35.5 million) a year in Paris …

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