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Neymar set for PSG debut as Barcelona receive transfer fee


The bank problem holding up Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain registration has cleared and the Brazil international should be free to make his debut on Sunday against Guingamp.

The 25-year-old made a world-record €222 million move from Barcelona to PSG last week but was unable to play because final details of his registration had not been completed. Those issues are set to be ironed out over the next 24 hours, allowing him to play at Stade du Roudourou.

Neymar had been waiting on his International Transfer Certificate (ITC), but Barca refused to clear it until they had received the funds from the French outfit into their bank account.

The Camp Nou side have received the money and as such gave the OK for the Spanish FA (RFEF) to send the ITC to their counterparts in France.

The French FA (FFF) has confirmed it has collected the document, stating via their official Twitter account: “The FFF confirms the receipt of the transfer certificate of Neymar, which was sent by the RFEF.”

So long as the document has been verified by the FFF and League (LFP) by midnight on Saturday, which should prove a formality, Neymar will be able to feature in Brittany the following day.

He was in the spotlight on Friday as he participated in his first PSG training session open to the media since making his huge move, and it is anticipated that he will go straight into Unai Emery’s starting XI at a ground where PSG have won only one of their previous five visits.

Emery’s side began their Ligue 1 campaign with a 2-0 home win over Amiens last weekend, with Neymar watching on from the stands after being officially presented to the Parc des Princes fans before the match.

He has backed Neymar to take PSG to the next level and dismissed concerns that his price tag could make the pressure to perform too great.