PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday congratulated the president of Paris St Germain on the soccer club’s hotly anticipated world-record signing of Brazilian star Neymar.
“Congratulations! I understand there’s good news,” Macron said to Nasser al-Khelaifi during a joint visit to a children’s holiday camp outside Paris.
Khelaifi responded with a smile.
Neymar’s 222 million euros ($263 million) transfer from Barcelona to Paris St Germain is set to be completed this week.
Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by Andrew Callus