This summer will most likely be remembered for the moment that one footballer's release clause plunged the game into financial chaos.
Brazilian superstar Neymar completed a £197m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain after the Qatari owned club saw fit to activate the 25-year-old's enormous clause, with the fee more than doubling the previous world record.
The Blaugrana are still left reeling with fistfuls of cash, however, Neymar has kicked on, showing the world why the Parisian outfit splashed the cash on him.
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In his official debut, the former Barca man notched a debut goal and assist in a 3-0 win away at Guingamp and on his home bow, he was even better.
In a 6-2 mauling of Toulouse, Neymar scored twice and recorded another two assists, despite PSG having to play a large amount of the second half with 10 men, following Marco Verratti's dismissal.
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He was correctly given the man of the match award following another awesome display in which he also rainbow flicked an opposing defender.
After the match, Neymar was, of course, happy with the result, but he also aimed some strong words towards the Barcelona board, ones which will certainly attract the attention of fans.
"I don't have anything to say to the Barcelona board," Neymar said, per ESPN. "For me. ... Well, actually I have something to say: That I am disappointed with them.
"I spent four years there and was very happy. I began happy, spent four years happy and left happy. But not with them. For me, they shouldn't be in charge of Barca. Barca deserve much better, and everyone knows this."
He then said he felt for his old teammates and even revealed he will be cheering for them this season.
"To see my former teammates unhappy makes me sad also, because I have many friends [there]. I hope that things get better for Barca. That they return to the team they were and become one that can compete with the others."
The Blaugrana got off to the perfect start in their La Liga campaign without the Brazilian star, recording a deserved 2-0 win over Real Betis.
An own goal and a strike from Sergi Roberto secured the victory in which Lionel Messi predictably dictated the play.
Neymar is clearly still fond of his old teammates and it seems only a formality that PSG and Barcelona will meet once again in this season's Champions League.
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