Neymar has revealed that he told former Barcelona team-mate Gerard Pique not to post his infamous “se queda” tweet.
The Brazil international forward moved to Paris Saint-Germain for €222 million on Thursday and was unveiled to the world as a player on Friday.
It proved the conclusion to a saga that had lasted weeks and involved numerous twists and turns. Among those most dramatic twists was a Twitter post from former team-mate Pique, who declared “se queda” (“he stays”).
Neymar has now had his opportunity to voice his side of the story and reveals he never claimed he was going to remain at Camp Nou.
“It was a bit of a relaxed moment, we were having lunch together,” he told the media at his presentation. “I told him not to post it.”