PSG will make Neymar best in world: Pastore
07 Aug 2017 - 2:19
Paris: Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Javier Pastore has pledged Neymar that his new club will help him become the best player on the planet.
Neymar became the most expensive player in history when the Ligue 1 giants snatched the 25-year-old Brazilian from Barcelona after paying the 222m euros ($264m) release clause.
Neymar was joyously welcomed at Parc des Princes on Saturday night at his official unveiling before PSG’s opening Ligue 1 win over Amiens.
“He’s one of the best players in the world. He’s a decisive player, who scores goals. The whole team are going to help him become the best player in the world,” vowed Pastore.
“For us it’s fantastic, we’re thrilled that he’s come here,” added Pastore, who has relinquished his No.10 shirt to the Brazilian star.
“We’re waiting now for him to play to start to help us win everything this season.”
Red tape forced Neymar to skip his hoped for debut in Saturday’s 2-0 win as his international transfer certificate wasn’t lodged in time with the French league, meaning he had to watch Pastore and his new team-mates from the stands.
The Argentinian suggested Neymar will feel at home at the Paris club.
“Our style won’t change with him, we have a possession-based game like Barcelona, with lots of movement.”
Pastore also said it had been an easy decision to give him his jersey.