Neymar signs for FC Barcelona
Neymar Junior is the new purchase of Barcelona.
That's the way they started to call him in Spain, as evidenced by the numerous t-shirts for sale near the Camp Nou, next to those of four-time Ballon d'Or Lionel Messi.
Arrived on a private jet of 60 million Euros (the mention of the price is irrelevant but rather hilarious since the player was paid 57), Neymar, on the tune of the beloved Brazilian National Anthem, was presented some days ago at the Camp Nou in front of more than 50,000 fans, according to reports in the Spanish press.
It was not the record of 60,000 units set for the presentation of Ibrahimovic, but appeared still a good card.
Lots of applause accompanied by some freestyler number with the ball-not so different from those with which the talented star of 1992 had so far delighted crowds in Brazil-which has delighted and wowed especially the younger ones; then a very long press conference in which he reiterated what had transpired in recent days even by his post on Twitter: he wants to help Messi -with which a single match would be more than an entire season with Cristiano Ronaldo, said Neymar- to win another Ballon d'Or, other trophies with the Blaugrana jersey; he said that he had chosen with his heart, because Real Madrid wanted him too.
However it was the Catalan team to take him home, putting in the pot -as told- the not paltry sum of 57 million Euros.
It remains to resolve the concerns of the game: Neymar had spent the last few years to Santos, Brazil, like an absolute protagonist, but for many he was overrated, and many are wondering if he can repeat in one of the most difficult leagues of the Europe, the Spanish one.
It will be, as always, the pitch to issue its incontrovertible judgement.