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Neymar Sr: I Asked Him To Stay At Barcelona

Neymar’s father has revealed , he urged his son not to leave Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain.

The Brazil international forward shocked the world when he decided to leave Spain for France for the world record fee of €222 million.

He has continued to make headlines with the capital club, scoring six goals and assisting another five in six matches.

“I was the one who hesitated until the last moment,” he told TF1’s ‘Telefoot’. “I told him that the best choice was to stay but he wanted to take a risk.

“It was difficult, but Neymar wanted this challenge and we supported him.

“We were all proud when he was presented at PSG. To see Neymar projected onto the Eiffel Tower was incredible. He loves everything here.”

“To help Paris win the Champions League motivated him. If Neymar should win the Ballon d’Or, he will, but I don’t think that he really wants it. If he wanted that he could have remained at Barcelona.

“We signed a five-year contract, so we have five years to win the Champions League with PSG.”

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