Xavi says he finds it 'bizarre' Neymar wanted to leave Barcelona

PSG forward Neymar

World-record signing Neymar looks set to make his debut for Paris St Germain tomorrow after the French football federation confirmed it had received the player's transfer certificate.

Meanwhile, PSG has conducted the history-making transfer, acquiring the Brazilian Neymar, who moved for a stunning £198M from FC Barcelona.

The wait to see the world's most expensive footballer playing in his new club colors could continue for longer than expected.

His goals inspired Leonardo Jardim's side to win Ligue 1 and reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Anything other than a spectacular debut showing from Neymar and the criticism will begin in earnest.

Di Maria is no stranger to La Liga having previously played for Real Madrid before his departure in 2014.

"If the French federation does not start proceedings with FIFA, we could still receive the ICT up until Saturday night", the league said.

In a statement, a FIFA spokesperson said: "Once [the ITC] has been completed the former association of the player asks the player and his former club to confirm if his contract has expired, if it was ended early or on mutual agreement or whether there is a contractual dispute".

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Mbappe was leaning towards a move to real Madrid, but his father played in favor of "PSG", convincing her son to stay in France.

"I understand the Blaugrana fans are upset because Neymar gave no explanation".

For Guingamp boss Antoine Kombouaré, who learned of the ratification mid-way through his own pre-match press conference, the news was welcome - despite the threat posed by the uber-talented wide man.

Describing the double swoop as a "blockbuster partnership", the paper says that the French outfit have won the race to the Monaco magician and the 18-year-old "is set to be unveiled as soon as Monday".

It would be hard to see Monaco retaining their Ligue 1 crown due to the players that have left, although, their rivals PSG will be expecting nothing less than becoming domestic champions, along with a successful season in Europe. "Now they have to manage that money".

The president of Barcelona Josep Maria Bartomeu has called into question the character of Neymar who chose to leave the club for PSG this summer.

"He's 20, which means two things: he has his whole future ahead of him but he has to show that he has the mental strength for a club as demanding as Barca".

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