Neymar has completed a highly controversial move from Barcelona to PSG, a transfer that is the new world record at €222 million.
The day that Barcelona fans were dreading since the past few weeks has finally arrived. Neymar to PSG has been made official by the French club as well after Barcelona confirmed the player’s potential departure on their official website.
— PSG Officiel (@PSG_inside) August 3, 2017
PSG fans waiting for Neymar outside Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris. What a welcome. pic.twitter.com/P4B63Kg4Tf
— Football Planet (@FoootballPlanet) August 4, 2017
There were trolls out in full force as people ridiculed the Brazilian’s move, either terming it as a massive downgrade or poking fun at Barcelona.
BREAKING: Barcelona use the money from Neymar’s transfer to sign someone at least twice as good… pic.twitter.com/g6py4jzFOa
— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) August 4, 2017
neymar is not worth that much money, honey
— Diana (@d23varela) August 4, 2017
Barcelona fans behaving as if Neymar is their academy product. This is a Santos boy who came to Europe to look for money.
— Ole Teya (@Kevin_teya) August 4, 2017
Someone paid 220m for Neymar. The fee for Pulisic when he leaves Dortmund might be in the billions.
— Jon (@JuanFoolery) August 4, 2017
Well this is a depressing take on Neymar Jr.’s transfer to PSG – Paris Saint-Germain 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/beOl6myDG1
— Football RULES ⚽ (@AL95Football) August 4, 2017
Neymar fanboys after his transfer to psg… pic.twitter.com/IAVVaWaI5z
— Johnny (@johnny__avila) August 3, 2017
Let’s say Neymar sleeps for 8 hours. How much do you think he makes while he’s sleeping each night?
— Guy (@GuyRoutledge1) August 3, 2017
No one ever is going to even get close to the Neymar transfer fee, unless this man hands in a transfer request 👀 pic.twitter.com/hGv5Z4FYv0
— Pogbaaa 🤙 (@PogbaIsUnited) August 3, 2017
When someone says that PSG was the right move for Neymar: pic.twitter.com/QxtaFiHmtV
— ᴊᴀᴍᴇs (@_JamesTRFC) August 3, 2017
The transfer fee PSG paid for Neymar ~$263,550,630
The total 2017 salaries of all 616 MLS players* – $200,901,764.26
— Chris P. (@NYCFCfan) August 3, 2017
The only player that’s coming close to Neymar’s record transfer fee is Paulo Dybala. Or Santi Cazorla, if Guangzhou Evergrande bid for him.
— – (@davidjcarri) August 3, 2017
Arsenal fans watching Barcelona lose Neymar after years of them stealing their best players. pic.twitter.com/z9cLUTTejF
— Football Tweets (@FutballTweets) August 3, 2017
The Neymar transfer is going to make the joke of transfer fees even worse now. £100m will be a standard fee for a decent player
— Aaron Whiley (@AaronWhiley) August 3, 2017
While the news had its fair share of trolls, there were tweets in support of the player as well, with people highlighting the fact that Neymar wanted to come out of Messi’s shadow.
So much stick for Neymar from people who’d do the same given the chance. Whatever he does at Barca, Messi is king. Now he has his own stage.
— Darren Lewis (@MirrorDarren) August 4, 2017
You could buy 13,200 houses in Burnley for the price of Neymar.
— Bishop Philip (@BpBurnley) August 3, 2017
You could buy two and 1/4 Pogbas with Neymar’s money. This means two Pogbas and a Kantè.
— Nikos Pappas (@nikos1977) August 4, 2017
And there were some Barcelona fans who were outright distraught at the completion of the move.
Neymar leaving @FCBarcelona is the worst breakup I have ever gone through tbh 💔😭
— Karen ⚽️ (@_kcolatoo) August 4, 2017
After Neymar leaving FCB ion even know if I can trust my parents anymore.
— yames (@okyames) August 4, 2017
neymar leaving barca breaks my heart
— jayy (@jaylene_romero) August 3, 2017
Even at his worst, Neymar would still attract at least two or three markers opening space for Messi and Suarez. Massive loss.
— RG⁶ (@registability) August 3, 2017