“War operation”: Neymar’s former agent revealed the secret story of a frustrated transfer to PSG

Neymar wanted to be hired by Paris Saint Germain a year before his transfer (Photo: AFP) (AFP /)

Neymar marked a before and after in the history of football by signing for the paris st germain in August 2017. His transfer was the most expensive in history because the Qatari managers of the French club paid €222 million to FC Barcelona to get the services of the Brazilian star, although he had already tried to arrange the operation.

As reported ESPNthe agent Wagner Ribeiro revealed a soccer conference held last Thursday in São Paulo that there was a frustrated attempt by the PSG to stay with Neymar a year before.

“We lived a situation that was a secret meeting of Al-Khelaifi to meet Neymar”explained Wagnerfirst representative of ney and adviser of his father, during the realization of Brazil Soccer Expo In the past week. Ribeiro revealed that he took a “war operation” so that the striker who at that time was already a member of the barca had a first acquaintance with Nasser Al-Khelaifithe top manager of the Parisian institution.

Wagner Ribiero is Neymar's first agent and one of his father's advisers.
Wagner Ribiero is Neymar’s first agent and one of his father’s advisers.

He went with the private plane to see us, from there we went up by helicopter and took Neymar hidden to a hotel so that he could have that meeting. she liked him a lot Neymar. At that time, he received a salary of 11 million euros, ”said the businessman about the events that occurred in 2016 in Ibiza, Spain.

Ribeiroresponsible for the careers of other stars such as Kaka, Vinicius jr. Y Rodrygoamong others, explained that this interest served the Brazilian striker to get better conditions in the barca. “At the time, all this interest from PSG caused the renewal of the contract with Barcelona to be inflated. His salary rose to €25 million. Even with PSG offering 30 milliondidn’t want to leave. He only accepted France’s offer a year later”, he deepened.

Neymar has started the season as one of PSG's best players (Photo: REUTERS)
Neymar has started the season as one of PSG’s best players (Photo: REUTERS) (RONEN ZVULUN/)

Although there was a time when he wanted to leave, Neymar Currently enjoying your stay at the paris st germain. In the preview of Qatar World Cup 2022the Brazilian soccer player 30 years He is going through one of the best starts to the season of his entire career: he has scored 7 goals and distributed 6 assists in six presentations at the Ligue 1in addition to scoring a brace to win the Super Cup and scoring an assist in his debut in the UEFA Champions League.


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