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How did Twitter react to Neymar’s £198m transfer to Paris Saint-Germain?

Neymar has shocked the world by trading in Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain for an insane £198 million. Barcelona are demanding PSG meet Neymar’s release clause, and if they do, they will fully agree to the deal this week.

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According to reports, Neymar left Barcelona’s training centre 30 minutes after arriving on Wednesday, which signified a deal was in place for the Brazilian. He has already agreed personal terms and now the two clubs must hand over the money.

Since news of the deal was reported on Wednesday afternoon, fans and pundits have reacted in a variety of ways on Twitter.

Neymar joined Barcelona from Brazilian side Santos in 2013 for £75m. While some expected him to fail once moving to Europe, he made an irresistible partnership with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. The trio helped Barcelona to numerous trophies, including two La Liga titles, three Copa del Rey trophies and one Champions League.

Last season, the Brazilian tallied 13 goals and 11 assists in 30 La Liga matches. Despite his stellar numbers for the Catalan team, there was always the sense he couldn’t breakout of Messi or Suarez’s shadows. He arrives at PSG now with the ability to be the face of the club and lead them to an elusive Champions League trophy.

While the move could end up working out for both Neymar and PSG, there is also the chance it could backfire. If the move doesn’t work out, Neymar’s role as a Messi and Suarez sidekick could have been warranted.

Barcelona have already attempted to sign Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho as the PSG bound player’s replacement.