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Xavi has revealed how Neymar told Barcelona teammates he was going to PSG

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Neymar's move from Barcelona to PSG this summer was undoubtedly the most sensational transfer of all time.

The Brazilian winger was seen as the natural successor to Lionel Messi at Barcelona, and prior to this summer there was no indication that he wanted to leave.

However, reports emerged that Neymar was tired of playing second fiddle to Messi, and rumours started to circulate that he would leave the club.

With Barcelona unwilling to accept anything below his £198 million transfer fee, it seemed that there was only two clubs that could offer that amount of money: Manchester City and PSG.

It was PSG who eventually won the race to sign the 25-year-old, smashing the world-record transfer fee by over £100 million.

It was a transfer that shocked not only Barcelona players, but also everyone around the world.

And Xavi has now revealed how Neymar broke the news to his Barcelona teammates that he was leaving the club.

Remarkably, the flamboyant winger actually told his former teammates that he was joining PSG at none other than Lionel Messi's wedding.

Speaking to the BBC, Xavi confessed "He (Neymar) said to us at Messi's wedding that he wanted to change club."

When Xavi asked why he wanted to leave, Neymar replied "I'm not happy at Barcelona, I prefer to have another experience in Europe at Paris Saint-Germain."

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Xavi also announced that he respects the Brazilian's decision and that he has no bad feelings following his departure.

The Barcelona legend continued: "It was his decision. We must respect it.

"I think with Neymar and (Kylian) Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain have a great chance to win the Champions League this season."

Fair play to Neymar for telling his teammates that he wanted to leave, and also fair play to Xavi for respecting his decision.

But Neymar could have and maybe should have waited for a better time to reveal to his teammates that he was leaving the club!

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