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Neymar ‘in line for No 10 shirt at PSG’ once Brazilian completes £198m world-record move

But it waits to be seen exactly what present incumbent Javier Pastore thinks about Neymar taking the shirt off his back

Neymar is expected to take the No 10 shirt from Javier Pastore once he is a Paris Saint-Germain player.

The summer-long saga should soon be over after the Brazilian told his Barcelona team-mates he is leaving.

Neymar is set to wear the No 10 shirt at Paris Saint-Germain

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Neymar is set to wear the No 10 shirt at Paris Saint-Germain

But who knows what Javier Pastore thinks about the idea

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But who knows what Javier Pastore thinks about the idea

Wagner Ribeiro, an advisor to the player, claimed PSG would pay his £198million release clause in the “coming hours”.


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So it seems PSG are already to unleash their new man on the French league.

Neymar wears No 10 for Brazil, having worn No 11 at Santos and Barca.

Mind you, he has some decent predecessors to live up to.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wore No 10 during his spell in Paris, as did Ronaldinho and Jay-Jay Okocha.

But so did Vikash Dhorasoo, Stephane Sessegnon and Hatem Ben Arfa…

In his four years at the Nou Camp, Neymart, 25, helped Barca win La Liga twice, the Champions League, three Copa del Reys and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Meanwhile, it remains to be seen what Javier Pastore thinks about handing over the No 10 shirt.

And there could yet be ruptions over Neymar’s mammoth transfer fee.

Barcelona might complain to UEFA over a purported failure to adhere to Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules by the Ligue 1 outfit.

But who knows what Javier Pastore thinks about the idea

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But who knows what Javier Pastore thinks about the idea

A UEFA spokesman said: “As part of the continuous monitoring of clubs under financial fair play regulations, Uefa will look into the details of this transfer in due course to ensure PSG are compliant with FFP requirements.

“The transfer of Neymar to PSG will have an effect on the club finances over several years but the impact of such an operation cannot be judged in advance, notably as PSG could well sell several players for a significant amount.

“We shall therefore only make calculations at the end and make sure that they respect the rules.


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