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Football star Neymar leaves Barcelona for Paris

Friday, August 04, 2017 - 00:50

Brazilian forward Neymar left Spain on Friday for a flight to Paris as part of a record-breaking transfer deal with Paris St Germain. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Brazilian footballer Neymar left Barcelona on Friday (August 4) bound for Paris where he has signed a record-shattering five-year deal. Neymar is transferring from Barcelona to Paris St Germain after the French club paid 222 million euros ($263 million) to activate the release clause in his contract. The 25-year-old Brazil forward, who will be presented to fans on Saturday (August 5), is committed to PSG until June 2022, the club said in a statement. Media reports have said he could earn around 550,000 euros per week. Both Barcelona and Spain's La Liga questioned whether the move complied with UEFA's financial regulations, with the club saying they would report the deal to European football's governing body.

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Football star Neymar leaves Barcelona for Paris

Friday, August 04, 2017 - 00:50