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    French Paris St.-Germain F.C. Confirms Contract with Brazil Striker Neymar

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    French Paris Saint-Germain confirmed that it had signed a 5-year contract with the Brazilian national football team striker Neymar.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — French Paris Saint-Germain football club confirmed on Thursday that it had signed a 5-year contract with the Brazilian national football team striker Neymar after his release from FC Barcelona, according to the club's Instagram blog.

    FC Barcelona said in a statement earlier on Thursday that Neymar's representatives have bought out the player's release clause for 222 million euros (some $264 million).

    Media reports have speculated that the 25-year-old striker may earn up to 865,000 euros (over $1 million) a week when he completes his world record move from Barcelona to France's Paris St.-Germain.

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