Former FC Barcelona superstar Neymar may have joined Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million (R3.4 billion) at the beginning of the past season, but the Brazilian has made a surprise claim about that astonishing transfer fee.
The French giants took the world by storm when they broke the bank for Neymar at the beginning of the 2017/18 campaign, in what was a controversial exit from Spanish giants Barca.
Neymar, however, has now insisted that being the most expensive player in history is not something that makes him feel satisfied, and even admitted he does not feel he is worth €222 million (R3.4 billion).
"I'm not proud of the transfer fee, nor of the fact I'm the most expensive player ever," he told Spox.
"That's just money and nothing else. I cannot help it. Personally, I would have paid less for myself.
"I always wanted to be special. I really worked and sacrificed every day of my life to become a professional one day. That was the only dream I ever had.
"I dreamed of playing for Santos' first team, being invited to the national team and one day going to Europe. It was not foreseeable at the time that I would succeed, but I kept thinking about it. There was nothing else for me."
Neymar scored 28 goals and assisted a further 16 strikes in 30 matches in his debut season with PSG.
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