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Neymar’s father says his son would have stayed at Barcelona rather than make a world-record move to PSG this summer if he had had his own way.

The Brazilian superstar has made a sensational start to life at the Parc des Princes following his record-breaking €222million move from Barcelona.

But Neymar Sr. claims that the former Santos forward would still have been at the Catalan giants if he had followed his advice.

“I was the one who hesitated until the last moment,” he told TF1’s ‘Telefoot’. “I told him that the best choice was to stay but he wanted to take a risk.

“It was difficult, but Neymar wanted this challenge and we supported him.

Barcelona maintained their flawless start to the season but their 3-0 victory over Las Palmas was overshadowed by events off the pitch.
Sunday’s La Liga clash at the Camp Nou was initially postponed before being played behind closed doors due to safety concerns, as protests related to the Catalonian independence referendum gripped the city.

Manchester City demonstrated their Premier League title credentials with a dominant 1-0 victory at champions Chelsea.
Kevin De Bruyne scored the only goal as Pep Guardiola’s men suffocated Chelsea with their intensity to move six points clear of the holders after seven games.

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