Brazilian soccer star Neymar’s move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain is on the verge of completion after his representation paid the Spanish giants $263 million to implement the release clause in his contract.
It comes a day after Neymar accepted a five-year contract from PSG worth a staggering $595 million.
Spain’s La Liga officials initially refused PSG’s payment for Neymar, but were later coaxed into accepting it, per the Guardian.
The transfer fee of $263 million smashes the previous records:
Neymar becomes the most expensive player of all time…by A LOT. ??
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 3, 2017
One of the most recognizable players in the world, Neymar enjoyed an immensely successful spell at Barcelona.
In 186 games, he scored 105 goals while winning seven major trophies including a UEFA Champions League crown in 2015 and two league titles:
Neymar will now join a PSG side that already boasts world superstars like Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani and Julian Draxler.