Neymar to miss opening game with PSG after record signing

Neymar to miss opening game with PSG after record signing
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After Neymar met delirious fans at PSG, it's been revealed that he will miss his first game with the football club

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World-record signing Neymar greeted delirious fans at a grand welcome event at Paris St Germain’s stadium on Saturday, but must sit out the French club’s League 1 opener after his transfer was not registered in time.

Neymar debut on hold: World’s most expensive player to miss Paris Saint-Germain league opener over paperwork issues https://t.co/HTgqlkoqih

— AP Sports (@AP_Sports) August 5, 2017

PSG doubled the world record for a transfer fee this week when they agreed to pay 222 million euros to lure the 25-year-old Brazilian forward from Barcelona on a five-year contract.

Saturday’s ceremony caps a marketing blitz by PSG, which on Friday sold 10,000 replica shirts printed with Neymar’s name and registered 500,000 euros in merchandise sales, according to reports on BFM TV.

The #Neymar transfer to PSG: bigger than many funded humanitarian appeals in 2017. Source: UNOCHA pic.twitter.com/xkOWHiKOtj

— PJ Kleiweg (@PJKleiweg) August 4, 2017

And they’ll have to keep it up to make sure they’re able to pay Neymar’s wage bill of 30 million euros a year and a total expected transfer cost of around 450 million euros.

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