- Gerard Pique knew Neymar would depart Barcelona months before his move
- Neymar has joined PSG from Barcelona for a record-smashing Â£198million feeÂ
- Pique posted a picture in Come july 1st captioned ‘he stays’, but states he knew he would go
Matthew Smith For Mailonline
Gerard Pique says he or she knew Neymar will be leaving Barcelona months before his world report move – despite social mass media posts to the contrary.
Neymar has joined PSG from Barcelona for a record-smashing Â£198million charge, and Pique says the proceed was months in the producing.
Pique posted in July the picture of the two jointly with the caption ‘he stays’ – but now admits he or she knew then Neymar would become leaving the club.
Gerard Pique says he understood Neymar would leave Barcelona weeks before his record move
Neymar has joined PSG through Barcelona for a record-smashing Â£198million fee
Pique posted within July a picture with the particular caption ‘he stays’, but states he knew Neymar was going
Pique told a press conference: ‘At Messi’s wedding at the finish of June, I had a concept that he might leave. Within pre-season, again, he said he or she would leave.
‘When I published the “he’s staying” tweet, We knew 100 per cent that will he was leaving. I realize that will he has his reasons, they may be financial, or it could become to be the best participant in the world. He ought not to be judged, he’s a courageous player. He performed extraordinarily with regard to us.
‘He hasn’t disappointed me personally, and I don’t regret the particular “he’s staying” tweet. Everything provides a reason, and I desired to use social media due to the fact that’s an instrument You will find. We wanted to help the golf club, with least I tried, also though I knew he got made his decision. ‘
Pique’s Barca are gearing upward for the two-legged Spanish Extremely Cup, against rivals Real Madrid
The picture was posted to Instagram as well as Twitter, exactly where it garnered over one mil likes and received nearly 90, 000 comments. Â
However Neymar provides relocated to Paris and is anticipated to make his debut towards Guingamp in Ligue 1 upon Sunday evening.
Pique’s Barca in the meantime are gearing on with the two-legged Spanish Super Cup, against competitors Real Madrid. Â