Paris Saint-Germain’s world record signing, Neymar, has told the club’s supporters to expect “lots of trophies” following his move from Catalan giants Barcelona.
The Brazilian who received a hero’s welcome from the Paris club’s faithful on Saturday said he was delighted to be at the French champions and ready for the challenge of leading the side to glory.
He was presented to fans at the club’s Parc des Princes stadium ahead of a 2-0 victory over Amiens in their opening Ligue 1 match of the new campaign.
“I want to win lots of trophies with you and I need your support to win these trophies,” said the 25-year-old.
“Paris is magic!” he said in French before calling out the club’s motto: “Ici, c’est Paris!” — Here, it’s Paris.
Hopes the Brazil captain would make his debut for the club were dashed by red tape as his international transfer certificate wasn’t lodged in time with the French league, meaning he had to watch his new team-mates from the stands.
He was hardly missed as PSG strolled to an easy victory with goals from South American pair Edinson Cavani and Javier Pastore, the latter whose place in the team could come under threat by Neymar.
PSG had already started to recuperate part of Neymar’s mammoth transfer fee on Friday when he was officially unveiled as the most expensive player in history at 222 million euros ($264m).