Neymar says he is not worth the £200m Paris Saint-Germain paid for him
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 14/06/18 3:26pm
Neymar has admitted he is not worth the world-record £200m Paris Saint Germain paid for him.
The Ligue 1 side had to dig deep to activate a release clause in the 26-year-old's Barcelona contract to sign him in August 2017.
Asked about his fee, Brazil forward Neymar told www.spox.com: "I'm not proud of the transfer fee, nor of the fact I'm the most expensive player ever.
"That's just money and nothing else. I cannot help it. Personally, I would have paid less for myself.
"I'm proud that I've achieved my childhood goal. That was, and is, most important to me.
"As a player, you always have to show who you are and assert yourself. Just referring to the transfer fee does not help you and says nothing about how good you really are."
Neymar is currently with his international team-mates in Russia, where Brazil will launch their bid for World Cup glory against Switzerland on Sunday.