Macron Excited About Neymar's Transfer
Brazil's star player Neymar's move from Barcelona to Paris St Germain is undoubtedly the biggest thing in football.
It has generated so much reactions that even the French President Emmanuel Macron is lending his voice to it.
“It adds attractiveness. Yes, it’s good news,” Macron told journalists as he visited a holiday centre for children outside Paris.
Macron also congratulated Qatari-owned PSG’s chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi, who was attending the same event.
“Congratulations, I believe there has been good news,” the president told him, referring to Neymar’s expected arrival.
Macron was speaking shortly before Spain’s La Liga refused to accept payment of Neymar’s 222 million euro ($260 million) buyout clause, potentially delaying his world record move from Barcelona.
La Liga chief, Javier Tebas said this week he would block the transfer because it infringes on UEFA’s financial fair play rules.