Saturday 24 March 2018

Neymar shows he’s ready for action with a cheeky lob during PSG training

The Brazilian became the most expensive football transfer of all time after agreeing a £200.6m move from Barcelona.

(Francois Mori/AP/PA)
(Francois Mori/AP/PA)

By Peter Cary

He’s the most expensive player of all time, so fans might be pleased to see that Neymar has got off to a flying start in training ahead of his first appearance for Paris St Germain.

The Brazil forward showed he was on top form on Wednesday, scoring a cheeky lob against teammates who have recently welcomed him into the fold at PSG.

The striker made headlines across the world last week after securing a 222m euro (£200.6m) transfer from Barcelona, and an estimated 30m euro (£27m) annual pay packet, after tax.

Such a salary would ensure net pay of around 575,000 euro (£520,000) per week.

Despite watching from the bench, Neymar stole the show at PSG’s opening Ligue 1 match against Amiens on August 5, after receiving a hero’s welcome from fans and club officials before kick off.

It is now likely he will make his PSG debut against Guingamp on August 13.

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