Neymar signs €57m Barca deal
Neymar became the eighth most expensive signing in football history by moving to Barcelona in a deal worth €57m, uniting the Brazil star with Lionel Messi.
Neymar (right) signed a five-year contract after choosing Barcelona over Real Madrid in an intense two-year bidding war.
Barcelona vice-president Josep Bartomeu revealed that the club had expected to pay about €40m, but that "the interference of other clubs" inflated the price, an allusion to Madrid.
Only Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kaka, Luis Figo, Hulk and Fernando Torres have cost more.
Barcelona's previous most expensive transfer was when they paid €45m to Inter Milan for Ibrahimovic in 2009, plus sent Samuel Eto'o the other way.
Asked if he was worth the price, Neymar said: "No, but I am very grateful that Barcelona did what they had to do to complete my childhood, to be with my idols."