It was the deal that summed up a financially chaotic transfer window, with Brazilian superstar Neymar completing a €222m from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.
In July, the 25-year-old made the Blaugrana aware that he wished to move on after three successful years, with reports suggesting that emerging from the shadow of Lionel Messi was his primary objective.
Ever since Neymar's move to the French capital was completed, Barca's president Josep Maria Bartomeu has had a few things to say about the flying winger.
When asked by Catalan publication Sport about whether he would have liked Neymar to stay, he said: "Better to have the talent at the club. But you can't be too pessimistic. It's an opportunity for Barcelona to break the trident and to bet on collective play.
"We're coming off Luis Enrique's project and now there's Valverde. There's total confidence in him. He's a manager that believes in the Barça model and in players from La Masia."
He went on to say that he feels Neymar's exit actually strengthens the team which as most football lovers will know, is total nonsense.
Ousmane Dembele may be a great signing, but the Brazilian is essentially irreplaceable.
Bartomeu continued his scathing attack on Neymar and the PSG man took it upon himself to reply in savage fashion.
On Instagram, a quote from the Barca president was posted which read: "We made the mistake of trusting Neymar & his dad too much."
In brilliant fashion, the Brazilian commented on the post: "This president is a joke...😂🤣😂🤣"
Some top level trolling from Neymar, who may actually be sued by the Barca hierarchy for €8.5m due to a breach of contract.
The whole petty debacle seems to be never-ending but on the pitch, the enigmatic attacker has excelled for both Brazil and PSG.
Neymar has scored three times in his first three competitive games for the Ligue 1 side and has turned in some truly awesome displays.
Brazil legend Pele said to Marca that he feels he needed his mega-money move but also gave his countryman a warning.
"I think it is a good opportunity for him and he needed to move because now he can really play and show what he is capable of", he said.
"However, it is also very dangerous when you get given that responsibility."
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