Neymar waits on PSG debut as Barcelona refuse to complete transfer paperwork

By Isoccer Staff

Neymar is set to miss another game before he can make his Paris Saint-Germain bow.

Barcelona are reportedly yet to give the Spanish FA the green light to send the transfer certificate to the French Federation.

And that means the £198million Samba sensation will miss the visit to Guingamp on Sunday if the paperwork is not completed by Saturday.

Barcelona have another ten days before they have to sign off on the deal.

L’Equipe says that PSG are unlikely to drag Fifa into the matter because any investigation could draw out the matter even further.

If Neymar misses this weekend’s clash, he’s most likely to make his debut in a home clash against Toulouse the following Sunday.

The Brazilian has celebrated his £500,000-a-week-after-tax deal by partying in St Tropez.

He headed to the south of France after watching PSG’s win from the stands on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu yesterday claimed the whatever had happened with Neymar was a win-win situation for the club.

He said: “When doubts about him staying began, we were all calm because whatever his decision, it was good for Barca.

“If he remained, we kept an exceptional player.

“And if he left then the whole of his buyout clause would have to be paid, which gives us the money to guarantee that we can sign new and competitive players.

“Neymar has formed part of our club and of our success over the past four years, but he is now history.

“It’s been his decision. We did everything in our hands to try and get him to stay – the directors, the players and the coaches.

“Everything has a limit and no player is bigger than Barca. No individual interests can take precedence over the interests of the club.”

“Neymar has taken the decision to go, but the way of doing so hasn’t been the best, we would have liked more clarity on his part.

“They are not the ways of a player who defends our colours. Values are important for us.”


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