- Neymar made football history in 2017 when he transferred from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain
- He was signed up for the highest transfer fee in football history, €222m, which is still the highest to date
- His dad and teammates at FC Barcelona did not want him to leave but Neymar wanted to step out of other great players' shadows
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This day,three years ago in 2017 Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar broke records with his massive €222m (R4.46bn) transfer fee.
He transferred from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, something that many people would have never thought possible, including Paris Saint Germain.
PSG had tried the previous summer to sign Neymar but he changed his mind and signed a new deal with Barcelona, so his decision to sign with PSG was a dream come true for the club.
The French club knew that they needed someone like Neymar to take them to the next level and the huge transfer fee was worth it.
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Briefly.co.za learned that Neymar's dad wanted him to stay in Catalonia but Neymar Jr wanted to step out of Lionel Messi's shadow and be the centre of attention.
His mother and sister flew out from Brazil to join him in the French capital, according to The Guardian.
The deal is still the most any club has paid for a player in a transfer deal, with second place having an almost €100 million difference at €135 million, which was Kylian Mbappé from Monaco to the same club as Neymar, PSG. Apparently, the French club has some deep pockets.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Lionel Messi and Gerard Pique unveiled FC Barcelona's 2020/21 away kit.
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The new Blaugrana away kit is predominantly black with golf finishes and it looks kind of familiar. The club said in an official statement:
"'The colours are within' is the slogan chosen by FC Barcelona for the new 2020/21 away kit, which this year is black with gold details.
"The club chose this 'absence of colour' to show that Barca fans' heart are Blaugrana, no matter what is on the outside."
However, South Africans were quick to point out that Barcelona's new away kit looked a lot like the Kaizer Chiefs' 50th anniversary jersey.
In other news, Georgina Rodriguez, just like her partner Cristiano Ronaldo, has shown her generosity by donating £18 000 - which is more than R405 000 - to the fight against coronavirus.
The 26-year-old gave the funds to help speed up the search for the vaccine to end the pandemic for good. Georgina made a post on her social media handle to show support for the #YoMeCorono movement.
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