PARIS – The French Football Federation confirmed to EFE on Friday that they received Neymar’s International Transfer Certificate from their counterpart in Spain, so the Brazilian forward can make his debut with Paris Saint-Germain this weekend.
Barcelona had said it would hold the transfer certificate until the French side paid the 222 million euros ($261 million) buy-out fee.
Four of the Brazilian player’s representatives, including his lawyer, gave Barcelona a check for 222 million euros on Aug. 3 before Neymar joined PSG.
The club was waiting for its bank to certify the availability of the funds, sources had told EFE.
After receiving the transfer certificate, which should have been sent earlier, Neymar should be able to play his first match with PSG on Sunday, on the road against Guingamp.
The 25-year-old Neymar on Friday took part in his fourth training session with his new club, and the first one open to the press.